Verner Panton Church Chairs

Taking on a village church in Eastern Bohemia was something of a departure for the ultra modernist design studio Qubus.

Designers Jakub Berdych and Maxim Velcovsky eschewed the glossy finishes of previous projects, choosing to embrace the original stone of St Bartholomew’s church in Chodovice.

Pews have been replaced by rows of Verner Panton chairs, each with a newly-carved cross in the back. The alterations cost the artists their warranties on the Vitra furniture but it was a small price to pay. The chairs sit in militaristic formation on Persian rugs, somewhat secularizing the building’s purpose.

Still, the new interior manages to inspire awe and exude artistic merit in equal measure- in spite of it now looking a tad more luxury hotel than place of worship.

Designer: Qubus Design Studio [ Via: SwissMiss ]

via Yanko Design.

And: Yes it appears I featured it once already, but then I forgot to add the Panton attribution.

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