Published on February 18th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Do a Panna?

Over at Apartment Therapy, the good folks came out with an idea on turning the humble (and cheap) Tullsta into a designer Tokujin Yoshioka Panna chair. Batting, moving blankets and a staple gun may be all you need to replicate your own. What do you think?

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12 Responses to Do a Panna?

  1. Alison says:

    We have a Tullsta chair in the living room; six years old and still comfy and in good shape. We did get it a new slipcover, but one made to fit, (not a moving blanket stapled on) I’m tempted to try making my own slipcover, but out of proper upholstery fabric, using the old slipcover as a pattern. If you are a very tall person the Tullsta might not be comfy, as it is a small-ish armchair, but for me it is perfect!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I looked at the site of the original chair and I believe as the name suggests, the chair is made of some special material and is baked like a bread. It’s not just aesthetics, it’s a whole concept. On the other hand, seeing something online that you like the look of but, can’t afford and then making your own ROCKS!

  3. Anonymous says:

    It does beg the question WHY would you do it? Other than to make a point and a joke about the designer original. It’s comical how something that would normally be called “slipshod and scruffy” gets turned into “excitingly raw and edgy” by having a designer’s name attached. Slipcovers put on inside out. Whatever next.

  4. Michaela says:

    Not my taste

  5. Anonymous says:

    OH YUK! Looks like someone forgot to cover it…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Would look great in the right environment. Good work!

  7. majeral says:

    Both the original and the DIY look very uncomfortable. The seat would be sagging after awhile . I think my cat wouldlike it

  8. mecaitlyn says:

    id keep it as a tulsta, looks better in my opinion,
    but hey, a little extravagance and creativity is always a winner! :)

  9. prue says:

    I think – and I thought when I saw the original AT post – that seldom have I seen something so ugly in my life…. my 2 cents…
    Sorry to anyone who actually likes the design. Maybe I just don’t get it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It looks terrible.

  11. Anonymous says:

    What do I think? I think that the second chair looks like it has moving blankets stapled to it. It looks awful. I can’t believe this is a look people are trying to emulate. It never amazes me what people with more dollars than sense are willing to shell out money for.

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