5.03.2011

rare and highly undesirable....

Today's fresh pick
from
"Marty The Picker"
is a set of 4 homemade
"Modern" 
chairs 
from "Home Craftsman" magazine of
January 1952.
They were
designed by Arthur Collani.
You see these every now and then,
but they usually look like they were made in a 
home woodshop by a slightly drunken, stressed-out Dad,
who was in the "shop" more to
drink beer and
 get away from the kid and the Misses
than to produce a nice piece of furniture.
But these are surprisingly well-made,
nice quality plywood 
(that was actually sanded!) 
with a
cool black cerused finish.
Too bad nobody but me cares!
But somebody has to...
might as well be me.







9 comments:

  1. superpicker5/3/11, 7:47 PM

    I care Patrick, i care....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love these.... I care. A lot.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh I kinda like them in a Goldilocks Papa Chair kinda way. Definitely the back is best

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks like a homemade copy of a Arne Jacobsen chair. Its pretty cool..

    ReplyDelete
  5. What I like about these is that they were made by an individual... not an assembly line. A little crude, but love the effort and the idea.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The reason I like this chair is because it is made by an individual artisan as opposed to an assembly line. Fair crude, but I like the effort and the idea behind it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. the first goetheanum burnt down because of some reason, it was made of wood.
    http://www.google.at/search?q=goetheanum&hl=de&client=firefox-a&hs=gmX&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=PjzCTfziDMvXsga6u410&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=601
    the second will not burn so easily because its made of concrete.
    this chair connotes with the 2 nd. seems to be there forever what somehow might be really undesirable.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Here's mine!

    http://dulltooldimbulb.blogspot.com/2011/06/atomic-ranch-magazine-prints-my-letter.html

    ReplyDelete