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07/14/2004: "My Name is Brooks and I'm a Chair Geek."

Anyone who has read my Blogger profile carefully (I don't use blogger for this blog, but others) may have noticed that my AIM user name is ChairGeek. I get a lot of "whah?" from this. Let me clue you into a little bit of info about me that some of my closer friends already know. I love chairs. You heard me. Chairs. Well, not just any chairs, but well designed ones. I don't just mean chairs that are just designed to function well, but chairs that are designed to look beautiful too. Now, I can't afford many of the chairs that I love, but I still love them. My favorite all time chair was designed by Verner Panton way back in 1967. It's known simply as the Panton Chair. It was the first chair to be manufactured from a single piece of plastic and remains to this day, one of the most beautiful chairs ever designed. It hurt me just a bit to see that psycho guy in Big Brother 4 throw one around on the set before he got kicked off the show.

Anyway, now you know. I'm a chair geek and I'm proud. If you love classic furniture design and architecture, check this out. Vitra.

Replies: 8 have commented

I'm more of an Arts and Crafts-style gal than an Eames person, but hey, I dig... the chair design is way cool.

rock grrrl said @ 07/14/2004 10:13 AM PST

I never really gave much thought to chairs. The only thing I really cared about was how my butt feels on it. LOL Thanks for the eye opener! The Panton chair is beautiful! smile

Swt GA HunnyB said @ 07/14/2004 10:27 AM PST

that pyscho chair guy is a waiter in chicago. steve, megs and i will hunt him down and tell him your woes.

sven said @ 07/14/2004 11:18 AM PST

There's an arts and crafts chair designed by C.R. Mackintosh called the "Cashiers Chair" that I like a lot. Despite being designed in the very early 1900s it's very modern looking. I don't think it was very comfortable though.

Brooks said @ 07/14/2004 11:43 AM PST

That guy should pick on some ugly furniture instead of the classics! If he found out about my post, I'd probably get a broken chair in the mail.

Brooks said @ 07/14/2004 11:45 AM PST

I got your back, Sven. ::hits fist to chest::

Megs said @ 07/14/2004 06:50 PM PST


sven said @ 07/15/2004 09:08 AM PST

I'm not into chairs a whole lot. I do have an old antique rocking chair that my sister gave me as a gift. It's very beautiful.

Deb said @ 07/16/2004 05:19 AM PST

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