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First Impressions

Author: Carly Scholl
Issue: May, 2018, Page 60

Julia Buckingham’s Wiggle Chair, $3,748 (
Our staff shares what inspired design brings to mind.
What do you see? Share your first impressions on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with #PHGfirstimpressions.

“The whimsy and color sent my imagination straight to John Tenniel’s illustrations for ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’”
—Holland Utley, Art Director

“While beautifully symmetrical, the
chair’s back has an organic edge like that of a moth’s wing.”
–John Roark, Managing and Copy Editor
“The way the shapes on the chair’s fabric interlock and flow apart—it reminded me of these curvaceous pendant lights in springtime hues.”
—Carly Scholl, Assistant Editor

Hudson Valley Lighting’s Pomfret pendant lights, $254 (

“In Spain, there is a profusion of gorgeous Moresque architecture full of curves and volume. The back of the chair recalls the many scalloped doorways from that region.”
—Rebecca L. Rhoades, Executive Editor
“The colors, the forms and the feeling of movement in the fabric of the chair made me think of the floating bulbs in a Galileo thermometer.”
—Brian Lilley, Associate Art Director
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