Milan 08: designer Maarten Baas will exhibit new work and projects created over the last 5 years at Zona Tortona in Milan next week.
Photo thanks to Austrian Der Standart
Functionalfate.org – Jens Thiel’s Monobloc Plastic Chairs Weblog was a blog tat disappeared in the meantime. I noticed it already when I was playing with the idea of starting my own Blog devoted to Chairs. Jens is addicted to the monobloc plastic chair:
This ceramic edition is less sore for my eyes;-)
His credo is:
practical / inexpensive / ecological / lightweight / washable / warm / sturdy / clean / weatherproof / inconspicuous / comfortable / stackable / smooth / airy / contemporary / ubiquitous / pragmatic MONOBLOC PLASTIC CHAIRS
His aim is collecting plastic chairs and work on an extensive illustrated monograph (partly to be seen in an article of ArtReview), to establish a museum exhibition and a documentary feature about this most successful and most hated furniture of all human creation: the monobloc plastic chair. He warmly invites everybody to contribute photos, stories or even chairs.
Well Jens, contact me: I have some of those for you:-)
Coming to think of it: This much hated monobloc plastic chair could be an excellent attribute for the Little People A tiny street art project Blog.
Update: Functinal Fate has disappeared but I found a German alternative dedicated to the monoblock chair: Jens Thiel‘s Flickr account seems still in operation.. Moreover: