Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik


Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik

Slovakian designer Peter Jakubik has carved the rough shape of an iconic Panton Chair into a tree trunk with a chain saw.

Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik

Called Hobby Panton chair, Jakubik's design seeks to encourage others to create their own Panton chair, simply by arming themselves with an image of the original, a tree and the essential DIY tools.

Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik

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Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik

Here's a little bit of text from the designer:

Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik - designer classic tutorial

Panton DIY Chair created by Peter Jakubik.

Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik

The Chair incites users fabricates their own original fake according to famous chair designed by Verner Panton.

Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik

All what you need is a picture of Panton chair, a tree, DIY tools and passion for designer classics.

Hobby Panton chair by Peter Jakubik

And now we can start manufacture genuine copy of the Panton chair for your holiday cottage or garden party.

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Posted on Saturday January 29th 2011 at 12:43 pm by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • mike g

    Seems pretty wasteful.

  • kle

    If we're talking about design with a cold heart, (or maybe heartless) it's a nice idea…It could be better, yeah…

    but if we put our mind and heart in it…well wtf is this ?!!?
    Why ? Why cut the trees to make our own copy of the panton ?
    It's just very stupid to me !

    • josh

      First off…. the commenters on Dezeen are always snide, pretentious, and have no sense of humor unless it slaps them right in the face…generally the worst.

      Second of all I think Peter was kind of making a point in a exaggerated way; your object fetishes can be quenched if you just destroy everything around you.

      Third of all, there's only one hobby panton and you're giving this guy a hard time. How many original pantons are there and how much oil did it take to make them?

      You're barking up the wrong TREE.

  • that's gorgeous. I can just see it in a modern ski lodge with a sheepskin thrown over it for comfort. Great job!

    • polly

      its hard to believe such a comment can be serious

      • liquin1

        it is serious!!! i like it also!

  • Tre

    a waste of a tree… what is with all of these new designs that utilize trees in the most wasteful, concept-less, unnecessary ways?…that have absolutely no regard for material. just stupid.

  • Rsa

    You arent earning any carbon credits Mr. Peter Jakubik

  • Bashar

    @ Anee : continuity is very important, i would say mink fur instead sheepskin.

  • Joe in MS

    As an outdoorsman and tree farmer, I appreciate the artist turning a piece of renewable resource into a useful piece of furniture that retains its natural beauty. And as a craftsman who words with wood, I can tell you that there's quite a bit more involved in its creation than an inspiring picture, a section of tree trunk and a chainsaw! I'd sure like one on MY patio.

  • JMPD

    While I agree that the idea of everyone going into the forest and cutting down a tree to make their own Panton Chair is wasteful / stupid / etc… As a one-off object, I think this is actually rather beautiful.

  • rek

    Just because it's made from a tree doesn't mean it's bad.

    You don't need to chop down a tree to get a log like that. Even the most pristine and healthiest forest, untouched by logging, will have fallen mature trees.

    Think of how many stupid people cut down their 40+ year old trees because they remodeled the bathroom and want more natural light, or how many short-sighted cities cut down trees planted in the '60s because it's easier than fixing the sidewalk/hydro lines/whatever.

    • videodrome

      i agree, just because its made from a tree doesn't mean its bad.

      I think what people are initially reacting against is the fact that it's just not good and just a plain old waste of time and effort.

  • mike g

    The intent IS to incite people to chop down a tree to make the chair. The diagram doesn't show the DIY-er using an already felled tree. I checked out his website. I believe his participation in the culture of fetishism is in earnest; the chair is a genuinely wasteful endeavor and not a critique on consumer culture or addiction to oil.

  • Oliver

    It's not great (looking) but you're pretty sad if you get your knickers in a twist about a designer/artist using a tree trunk. I like trees, but there are too many people complaining about waste when they no doubt waste masses on a day to day basis.

  • There are some pretty daft comments here. Particularly the ones about the waste of carbon. Its still timber – as as such its a carbon store up untll the moment its burnt. I admire the craft that has produced it but I think it misses the essence of the Panton chair which is its lightweight, double shell form and the fact that they nest up. It will be interesting to see how it looks when its dried out and the bark has fallen off.

  • elise

    oh my… are people seriously moaning about the cutting down of a tree, when the production of the original polypropylene chair is (i imagine) hardly the most 'eco' to begin with?


  • elasticeye

    i think this is a v v ugly chair… and heavy.. and not comfortable enough.. and on top of all these is made out of a tree…

  • denis

    haha …seems you are afraid that people will take it seriously, critical situation in shops : no chain saws, no axes, everybody heading to the forest …..haha
    i think there is no reason to seek some eco context in this chair. it has to be ugly and heavy….because its from tree trunk :)

  • this is what i do since 18 years ( did anybody heard about "sustainable forest management" !? ) http://www.natanelgluska.com

  • It reminds me adirondack furniture

  • George

    Seems a little clumsy, and certainly an implausible solo-tool endeavor.

  • Freddy Garcia

    It is like pulling down a tree to make a tooth pick.