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There's A Panic In The Opera And It's Spooking This Table!

Have you ever seen a deer in the woods take off suddenly for reasons unknown.  He's been spooked.   That's the image that came to my mind when I first saw Panic Opera, Russian designer Dima Loginoff's new 8-legged table.  It looked like Loginoff had filmed the frightened deer 'in flight,' played it back in slow motion, and made a still life of it.

This was the image in Loginoff's mind.

The Phantom Opera: © Dima LoginoffThe Phantom Opera: © Dima Loginoff

 

It's a brave design, and not without considerable appeal.  The legs, each one on the verge of motion, are strong and solid in the thigh, where the weight of the table is centered, so that the lower legs and 'feet' appear to be absorbing little weight at all.  

Panic Opera takes on a variety of shapes from different perspectives, all conveying the limbs in movement.

 

The Phantom Opera: © Dima LoginoffThe Phantom Opera: © Dima Loginoff  The Phantom Opera: © Dima LoginoffThe Phantom Opera: © Dima Loginoff

 

 The Phantom Opera: © Dima LoginoffThe Phantom Opera: © Dima Loginoff

 

And the contrast of the natural wood with the ebony legs separates function from form, or rather, function from formal.

 

The Phantom Opera: © Dima LoginoffThe Phantom Opera: © Dima Loginoff

 

Loginoff's design are always a surprise, very pleasing ones. And full of sexually attractive forms.

For more links to our coverage of his work, visit this page.

 

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