THERE’S NOTHING “SQUARE” ABOUT THE DESIGNS OF VERNER PANTON

When we typically think of Danish Modern designers, images of light, minimalist, functional spaces that have mastered the art of hygge come to mind. While there’s no doubt Denmark-born Verner Panton was devoted to function, he brought funky, bold-lined moves that have little in common with hygge’s more quiescent vibes. From his signature Panton chair to his futuristic VP Globe Lamp, Panton created work that immerses users in a sensorial experience and encourages them to get in the groove, both figuratively and literally.

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LIONS, TIGERS, AND BRASS! THE TWO ANIMAL DESIGN MASTERS YOU NEED TO KNOW.

For anyone who’s ever fantasized about owning a zoo, but considered themselves a little too sensible to take the plunge, the animal creations of Mario Lopez Torres and Sergio Bustamante are your low-maintenance Zootopia dreams come true. Crafted of wicker (Lopez Torres) and a mix of metals (Bustamante), these artisan animals are prime for imbuing even the tamest of interiors with a touch of the wild side. As interior designers continue to embrace everything Animalia—from Scalamandre’s tiger stripes to La Barge’s brass-hoofed coffee tables—Mario Torres Lopez and Sergio Bustamante’s animals are only gaining traction (Martha Stewart is rumored to be among Bustamante’s biggest fans). With prices climbing, and next-level collector’s status near guaranteed, here’s everything you need to know about these two Mexican-born animal masters and their bevy of beasts.

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WHY OUR LOVE FOR ANIMAL PRINT WILL NEVER BE TAMED

Editors may have declared animal print back ‘in’ at the culmination of this year’s Autumn/Winter Fashion week (thanks to a bevy of feline-forward frocks sent down the runway by designers ranging from Givenchy to Calvin Klein), but that begs the questions: did animal print every really go out?

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