Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chair #20

In a word... fierce! This is one of those times that I just have to mention the textile involved, or in this case, the metal. This Amuneal Salon chair is upholstered in polished aluminum... complete with with rivets. The hand carved wood is painted in red, and the silver aluminum against the red is hot. Price is "available upon request." What would Rosie the Riveter think?

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Rosie the Riveter — This cultural icon represents the first feminists of the USA. Six million women entered the workforce during WWII, taking the place of male workers who were over fighting in Europe and the Pacific. More directly, the name Rosie the Riveter associated with Rose Will Monrow, who worked in a Michigan Aircraft factory in WWII as a riveter, building B-20 and B-24 bombers for the U.S. Army Air forces.

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