Art: Architects' Furniture

What is a chair?

To the layman the answer seems as self-evident as which way is up. To those who have tried to design one the solution is more complicated. Says Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: "A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous." With no Chippendale to turn to, more and more modern architects are trying their hands at the designer's art, turning out a new kind of furniture to fill the empty rooms of their new buildings. The result is a...

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