Sunday, August 2, 2009

Chair #214

—Designer unknown

This Stabellen chair is a carved wooden chair typically found in the Alps. Swiss, Germans, and Austrians call a sitting room a stube, so it makes sense that one would sit in a stabellen. It evolved from a stool, so these chairs tend to have a flat seat as is shown here. The back is generally some sort of carved motif, often heart shaped in Germany and Austria. Charming.

Suddenly I feel like wearing Lederhosen, drinking a stein of beer, and yodeling.

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