PANTON AND GEHRY AT THE DAM
So that's Verner Panton's Stacking Side Chair in plastic at left and Frank Gehry's Wiggle Side Chair in corrugated cardboard at right. The Panton chair is a very smart piece of design—it's a single piece of material in an elegant form and, as the name claims, it stacks—but we'd never want it in our homes. Why? Hard to say, exactly, except that it screams plastic and it may be just a bit too swinging and groovy for its own good. As for the Gehry chair? Sure, it's very Gehry. But it looks indigestibly intestinal in profile and you gotta think those corrugations fill up with all manner of household funk. Plus it's called the Wiggle Side Chair and it was part of a group of pieces called Easy Edges and those names are totally squishy. But hey, maybe that's just us. These two are at the DAM on the second floor of the Ponti building as part of the What is Modern? show.