Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chair #182

—Designer unknown

This organic chair is from Southeast Asia, and carved from a tree trunk of unknown wood. The chair looks well worn and this polished from years of use. I can imagine it in some remote hut near the rice paddies of Asia. The rice farmer who owns the hut endures daily hours of backbreaking labor standing in mucky water, bent over, planting or picking his rice. He is wearing loose clothing and wearing his woven triangular coolie hat to shade him from the searing sun. What a welcome it would be to come home and sit in this solid chair with its high back... peaceful contemplation... sipping green tea.

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