Can you keep a secret? I mean, really, like not tell ANYONE? Cuz it looks like I may have committed a crime and I have to get it off my chest. Can I trust you?
Oh geez, put the phone down, I’m just talking about a design crime. And no jury in the world would convict me after it sees the evidence! I’ll leave it up to you.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you Exhibit One:
An unassuming chair that had seen better days, but with fine lines and a proud lineage.
Suspecting a design icon in the rough, Ms. Palooza purchased this chair for the (what should probably also be criminal!) low price of $7.00 and spirited it away to a location she refers to as Craft Purgatory. Ominous, no?
Her internet research turned up a very similar specimen, designated as a Saarinen office chair by Knoll.
However, the chair in her possession bore a brand name of Virco and had only four casters, not five. Additionally, when Ms. Palooza viciously tore into the chair with a screwdriver and pliers, this is what she found:
The chair literally fell apart in her hands and spewed ancient upholstery foam debris (see second picture above) throughout her house. After a halfhearted attempt at DIY upholstery, Ms. Palooza had it professionally reupholstered and now it looks like this!
Here endeth the Perry Mason (yes, I am 67 years old) bit.
So I bought this chair at a thrift store and it was disgusting. I tell myself it’s a Saarinen knockoff so I can sleep at night, but I know there are design purists out there who are probably crying, “Sacrilege!” In any case, I think it looks great! i’d love to hear what you think, even if it involves design prison!
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