Seeing innovative design manifested from scratch is fascinating, but witnessing the results of a project like the Vitra Panton Chair reinvention confirms that adapted objects can be just as intriguing.
The classic form of the molded plastic seat was given an artistic makeover by 20 of Canada's top designers. Showcased at the 2011 Toronto Interior Design Show, the submissions from Karim Rashid, L'Atelier and Rollout (to name a few) all take remarkably different forms. The Vitra Panton Chair reinvention marks another fun creative challenge, after which the designs were auctioned off and donated to the Casey House AIDS/HIV hospice.
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