Monday, January 28, 2013

Chair

Torrington, Connecticut

4 comments:

Markus said...

Fine - love all the white. The shape of these chairs I regard as quite contrived, but here it blends in well - taking up a bit of the organic forms of the snow.

If I had the spare time (and the funds), I could imagine doing a world wide project on monobloc chairs. They permeate all regions, I guess, and drive out all local chairmaker business. Sri Lanka was an especially sad example

Carl said...

Markus, interesting point about cheap plastic chairs driving traditional crafters out of business. Another thing I don't like is that they are almost always too for me to sit comfortably.

Markus Spring said...

You meant 'too low', didn't you? Yes, for taller people they are not comfortable, plus, for the not too skinny, they can be dangerous. Over here they often get abused as indoors party chairs. Well, I know from one occasion where the chair's legs started to move on the glossy hardwood floor, moved further and further until the seated person was discharged...

Carl said...

Markus, yes, too low. My back can't handle a sitting position with my knees pointed in the air. I've also seen heavier people get stuck in them, which is at least embarrassing and could cause injury.