The peacock has held a significant place in the history of design. The fascination with the peacock began in 19th-century England when the Aesthetic Movement, seeking for Japanese influence, made it into its spiritual logo. The Peacock House in Holland Park, London, which I visited in the 90s before it became privately owned, was built in 1906 for Ernest Debenham who founded the famous department store and who surprised his wife with this mansion totally decorated with peacocks.
There was also the sensational and scandalous Peacock Room, a room covered with panels painted with peacocks and other Japanese themes, which James McNeill Whistler painted in surprised in the home of Britih shipping magnate Frederick R. Leyland to display his extensive collection of Chinese porcelain. Frank Lloyd Wright designed his version of the Peacock Chair in 1922 for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, the hotel which had famously survived the Great earthquake and the bombings of World War II just to be demolished in 1968. And Dror Benshetrit designed his Peacock Chair out of felt for Cappelini.