Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Bastard Chairs of China
MICHAEL WOLF’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF WHAT HE CALLS “the bastard chairs of China” challenge the notion of our standard definition of a chair. Cobbled together from whatever debris and flotsam is available, there is something to be learned here—that a chair is a chair is a chair. And while we can appreciate the beauty and art of what we call “designer” chairs throughout history and today, when all is said and done, what matters is that we have a place to rest our bones.
From the book “Sitting in China” published by Steidl in the fall of 2002, distributed by D.A.P. in the United States by Michael Wolf.
Via “An Ambitious Project Collapsing,” here.