Richard Munao, founder and MD of furniture retailer Cult, nominates a designer piece to buy new and treasure forever. “The humble Panton ‘Wire’ cube, designed by Verner Panton in 1971, recently re-emerged as a collectable after Danish storage company Montana took over production and released new additions of this versatile product.
Raw yet elegant and light yet industrial, the Panton ‘Wire’ unit can be used individually or in combination, on the floor, hanging on the wall or stacked, or as room dividers in all types of spaces.
Sold with the hardware for joining and mounting, the units can easily be repurposed over time. They’re also sturdy, made with 5mm chrome-plated steel that will last for decades. The cubes are available in chrome or lacquered finishes in Black, Snow and Moulin Rouge [dark red], plus a limitededition gold finish.
For added versatility, Montana has introduced a new cube depth of 20cm, and sizes can be combined for more interesting configurations. Don’t miss the new range of shelves and tops that instantly convert this simple cube into a table, seating or functional storage.”
Panton ‘Wire’ cubes, from $305, or with marble top (pictured above), $585, Cult; cult.com.au.