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04/09/17

The chair is

A small letter of homage as a poem read by Alessandro Mendini in 1980 on the occasion of the anniversary of the Twenty Chairs in Twenty Years from Italian master Vico Magistretti

While the chair works the man rests. 
The chair is that thing formed by a few legs, a seat and a back. 
The chair is a chair, armchair, sofa, ottoman, stool and stool. 
The chair is the spatial dimension within all houses.
The chair is made from wood, plastic, marble, cloth, iron, flesh, diamonds, bamboo, earth.
The chair is the Cartesian axis of the Western man.
The chair is sometimes a folding, stackable and rotating mechanism.
The chair is a swing to scare away thoughts.
The chair is a mode of rest that doesn’t work for animals.
The chair is a viable object in all forms.
The chair is an act of virtuosity for every designer.
The chair is a synonym for Thonet.

 

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The chair is the madness of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The chair is a lot of money to buy a Saarinen Knoll.
The chair is called by the technical "seating system".
The chair is a place of marginalization for women.
The chair is a stock of thousands of chairs in an office building.
The chair is that thing that stalks you every morning.
The chair is the guarantee that you have a job.
The chair is the workman in front of the machine.
The chair is a group of frightened children in front of the teacher.
The chair is sixteen hours from Rome to Tokyo.
The chair is running in car with the wheels underneath. 
The chair is a Bob Wilson show.
The chair is a relaxation technique.
The chair is a way for men to relate.
The chair is millions of men sitting at the same time.
The chair is the means of having someone sitting in front in another chair.
The chair is an invention to start conversations.
The chair is the excuse to eat with the family.
The chair is the run on the beach around a guitar.
The chair is a tatami to drink tea.

The chair is waiting for the plane that is delayed.

The chair is the Buddha tapestry that looks to infinity.

The chair is the throne where the kings have dozed.
The chair is a pulpit from which the judgements are issued.
The chair is as great as everyone placed under you.
The chair is a meadow to rest when you are suffocated.
The chair is swinging your legs over the Colorado’s Grand Canyon.
The chair is the trunk cut by the base.
The chair is the back of a running horse.
The chair is a prosthetic friend of the human body. 
The chair is for a child the arm of the mother.
The chair is the body of a friend.
The chair is to cross the legs.
The chair is squatting on one's own body when a chair is missing.
The chair is the instrument of the sedentary.
The chair is shelter of the tired.
The chair is like a bed that is impossible to sleep.
The chair is the mirage of the old.
The chair is my father in the hospital for four years.
The chair is a handkerchief on the rung not to dirty the blue dress.
The chair is the stool in the corner in a cell.
The chair is that vague dream in the church during a funeral.
The chair is the asphalt on which the Bonzo ignites.
The chair is the place to die electrically.
The chair is the moment before the club breaks your neck.
The chair is sitting on thorns.
The chair is to see the back of the cart man.
The chair is the sidewalk where the beggar holds out his hand.
The chair will be the emptiness beneath me if I throw myself out the window.

 
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