Modern Living: The Waves of Morpheus

It all started, recalls Designer Charles Prior Hall, with an "incredibly horrible thing" in his apartment. "I built a chair that was 300 lbs. of liquid starch encased in a vinyl skin. You would sit in this thing and it would creep up around you." The Incredible Creeping Chair, as Hall called it, failed to make the impact that he hoped for. But his efforts to improve it led him to a much splashier creation, which is now making an appearance—and creating a sensation —in department stores across the nation. It is the water...

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