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Pews have been replaced by rows of Verner Panton chairs, each with a newly-carved cross in the back.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.

Amen – Church Chairs with Crucifix by Maxim Velcovsky

Design Therapy says:

Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky working with Jakub Berdych from Qubus Studio redesigned the interior of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Eastern Bohemia using customized Vernor Panton chairs with a perforated cross in the back. I’m intrigued. Perhaps this is what Mies van der Rohe was referring to when he said” God is in the details….”

Radio CZ says:

Maxim Velcovsky is one of the Czech Republic’s leading young artists. Most of his work is in porcelain and involves ‘reimagining’ everyday objects; among his best known pieces are a vase in the shape of a Wellington boot and a porcelain version of a typical water-cooler paper cup. He is also known for a huge fibreglass crucifix, which stands in a Protestant church in Hradec Kralove. I spoke to Maxim Velcovksy at an exhibition of his at Prague’s Galerie Kritiku, and began by asking him to explain the thinking behind his work.

Via 2Modern Design Talk

Bikini Chair by Maxim Velčovský

‘bikkini chair’ by maxim velčovský a chair with absolute basic parts

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