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Portraying chairs

They are seen in profusion in the Encantes or in any old market. They are bought easily and at a good price over the Internet. They are postcards (cartes-de-visite) or portraits for family albums that respond to formats that have been propagated since the mid-nineteenth century, although they are more abundant at the beginning of the 20th century. A good number of these images have a peculiarity that should draw our attention. They are portraits of the entire body of the subjects sitting or leaning on a chair. The chair constitutes a set resource for the...

The Royal Garden chair

The Royal Garden chair is just a stool with a backrest, but what a back! A light support of steel tube rod that culminates with the drawing of a five-pointed crown topped with two spheres. This motif is replicated in the more harmless light fixtures. In the chairs, the design produces collateral damage. We listen to the manager of the premises that opens that same night to reproach the decorator: Have you seen what happens? It's the fault of your chairs. They leave a mark! Indeed, diners stand up wearing the dry stamp of the aforementioned crown on the jackets and...

Mrs. Bates' rocking chair

A rocking chair is a rocking chair, unless it enters the object casting of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. And of course, Mrs. Bates’ rocking chair (Psycho, 1960) is part of the cast alongside other “live” characters of the film and, obviously, with Norman Bates’ late mother. Hitchconian suspense and terror is often based on a moral ambiguity and an innate amphibology in which people and objects; people and objects now candid and immaculate that suddenly become guilty and sinister (and vice versa). The scene of an affable old woman in the atrium of her house...

A chair like a bucket, an accusation of plagiarism and the five longest seconds in history

The world learned about the Panton Chair for the first time in the August 1967 issue of the Danish magazine Mobilia, which carried it on its front page and dedicated an exclusive graphic report to it. But the history of its design goes back at least eleven years prior and does not end until in 1999, a year after the death of Verner Panton, Vitra put on the market its latest injected polypropylene version. Panton, in fact, argued that the idea assaulted him even earlier, when he worked in the studio of Arne Jacobsen and saw for the first time a fiberglass shell and...

Reread the past

It was not the first time it happened, that a chair was conceived by architects. Nor was it the first time that it would develop like a small-scale construction of what would later be architectural resolutions. When architects Federico Correa and Alfonso Milà developed the Reno restaurant project in Barcelona’s mythical Tuset Street, they conceived from the structure of the space to the furnishings, and they designed a chair that could be understood as the announcement of an architecture that would arise twenty-five years later in the diagonally opposite corner...

Stevenson, Henry James, two chairs and five tables

Robert Louis Stevenson was always a restless ass. Tiny and sickly, he lived in many houses, visited many countries and went to die in Samoa, where the locals did not comprehend that a story could be invented and they believed all the amazing stories that Tusitala told them. Perhaps because as a child the doctor prescribed him endless mornings in bed, he had a thorny relationship with the chairs that, according to the critic and friend Edmund William Gosse, he always used eccentrically, with his legs placed across the arms of the lounge chairs or sitting at the...
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