Working since the late-’90s as retail director for two of New York’s design meccas has afforded Krum plenty of luxuries — perhaps none more jealousy-inducing than his access to design’s eccentric leftovers. On the top right shelf is a camel from Verner Panton’s short-lived Pantonaef series of modular toys, created in 1975 for the Swiss manufacturer Naef. “It’s totally not for kids,” Krum says. “It has these tiny pieces you think you might choke on. It was a gift from Jack Feldman, who used to own the design gallery Form + Function on Vandam Street, and, interestingly, also wrote the lyrics for Barry Manilow's 'Copacabana.'”
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Working since the late-’90s as retail director for two of New York’s design meccas has afforded Krum plenty of luxuries — perhaps none more jealousy-inducing than his access to design’s eccentric leftovers. On the top right shelf is a camel from Verner Panton’s short-lived Pantonaef series of modular toys, created in 1975 for the Swiss manufacturer Naef. “It’s totally not for kids,” Krum says. “It has these tiny pieces you think you might choke on. It was a gift from Jack Feldman, who used to own the design gallery Form + Function on Vandam Street, and, interestingly, also wrote the lyrics for Barry Manilow's 'Copacabana.'”