50 Sad Chairs – Book by Bill Keaggy

50 sad chairs

50 Sad Chairs – Book by Bill Keaggy

Never knew of its existence until I found it on the web.

Take a peek inside the cruel and unforgiving world of St. Louis, Missouri’s abandoned, abused and neglected chairs. Found in back alleys all over the city, these chairs live out their last days on mean streets, forsaken by their owners and forgotten by society. Until now.

Via 50 Sad Chairs

I make things.

Well, I try to make things interesting by helping people understand & appreciate what’s right in front of them. I do this for work & play. I like the Web. I like bikes. I like raspberries. I like old cameras. I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.

I live in Saint Louis, Missouri. I’m from OHIO.

I co-founded Tremendousness. It’s my main thing, now. I’m @keaggy on Twitter. I’m happily married and have two awesome, perfectly weird kids.

I was a founding partner and proto-blogger at XPLANE (~1999). Eventually ended up at Dachis Group through acquisition (2010). Before all that/mixed in with all that I was an earnest magazine designer (starting 1995), idealistic web guy (starting 1997), and grizzled photo editor (starting 2004) at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Before that I made a BMX ‘zine called ACC (aka The Atomic Circle of Chaos, 1988-1993). And before that I just drew some shit, sucked at baseball, loved The Dead Milkmen, and rode my bike on some walls.

Via Keaggy.com

Copper Book Chair

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Copper Book Chair

Before I forget it again 😉

Book Bench

Book Bench

Book Bench

Immediately thought of my early book bench discovery in Istanbul
. Not sure it is a bench or a mere big book display. Anyone?

Found a link to 20 Bookish Benches.

Thonets

Thonets

Thonets

Via chairstalker:

Michael Thonet, Chair No. 14 (1859) Via Phaidon Design Classics:

Probably the single most commercially successful chair ever produced (50 million sold between 1859 and 1930), No. 14 embodies the radical developments of Michael Thonet’s pioneering steam bending process, which paved the way for mass-produced furniture

Book Chair

Book Chair

Book Chair

Via amandaonwriting:

The Book Chair