The Two Sides of Dima Loginoff’s Panic Opera

It's always exciting when we get a tantalizing taste of a new, innovative concept–even more so when the designer is someone like Russia's Dima Loginoff, author of such perennial 3rings favorites as the Bless You Lamp, the Anomaly Loveseat, and the Bone Lounge. Loginoff certainly has a flair for the theatrical: I love the flourish and implicit dark magic of the wavy black curtain on Loginoff's website. And the dramatist in me is definitely piqued by the preview of his forthcoming Panic Opera Table. This piece is not yet in production, but in view of its stunning and strange aesthetic, conceptual moxie, and outright audacious glee, it's soon to be coming to a storefront near you.

Panic Opera. Designed by Dima Loginoff.

Or perhaps gallery floor is more like it. As with Design Miami favorites like the Quasi Console or the Weapons Chair, Panic Opera toes the art/design divide. The piece would seem to have functional appeal only for the most intrepid of A&D adventurers. This is partly because sitting at it would require an asynchronous arrangement that might make some uncomfortable (I'm a sucker for symmetry, so it would probably throw me a bit off-kilter). That said, we definitely need daring design the likes of which Loginoff proffers.

The Two Sides of Dima Loginoff’s Panic Opera

One reviewer has said that the designer's works have "taken the path of a Slavic-toned Jaime Hayon." This description works especially in regard to Panic Opera. The table offers a daring synthesis between dark sensuality and a bright brand of whimsy. The literal play between dark and light (the sexy, high-gloss, long-legged curves and exposed-grain intersecting circular tops) reference this duality most overtly. Perhaps we'll all get a better look at Loginoff's multi-dimensionality at this autumn's Maison&Objet. Let's hope he brings Panic Opera along so we can see it in its live audacious glory.

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