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A History of Modern Chairs

By Dwell @dwell
You can gain perspective on the aesthetics of a certain era by examining the product designs of that time period. What better, then, to examine then the widely-ignored but ever-present chair? Slideshow white plastic patio chair Flickr group

Anonymous, plastic and cheap, the monobloc can be found on many front porches, beachside cabanas and cookouts around the world. A modernist's dream, the chair makes up for its lack of personality with its ability to be mass produced using a minimal amount of materials.


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