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September 28, 2023

'Chair for Very Brief Visits' — Bruno Munari

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This chair, designed in 1945, has a sloped seat that is uncomfortable to sit on.

Wrote Arlene Hirst in the New York Times, "It is therefore more of a philosophical meditation about furniture than anything you would offer to a guest."


Ms. Hirst clearly doesn't know me very well; perhaps she's never heard one of my favorite sayings, to wit: "Here's your hat, what's your hurry?"

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From duplexdsgn: "The seat is tilted forward and is shorter than usual, the back higher."

You can too!

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September 28, 2023 at 12:28 PM | Permalink


My wife had a cafe -- her dream come true (besides me) -- now defunct because of the Wuhan Flu. The chairs she bought had a back rest that rose two hands above the seat. The chairs were comfortable for about 30 minutes. Subtle encouragement to customers to eat and leave.

Posted by: antares | Sep 28, 2023 4:32:52 PM

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