Friday, March 29, 2013

A Chair Is A Very Difficult Object

Array of Windsor Chairs by Pierre Wallace and William Clinger

"A chair is a very difficult object.  A skyscraper is almost easier.  That is why Chippendale is famous" ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I have to say, I have a thing for chairs.  You might notice that you might collect more of one thing than another and well, 3 and its a collection.  So turns out I have a chair collection, albeit in miniature. Seems like I come upon an wonderful chair and I have to have it. Even if I don't need it.

Here is a very nice range of artisan crafted 1:12 scale chairsEnjoy looking !!

"A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless". ~ May Sarton 

Fanciful Wingback by Robert Bernhard

Gothic Throne by Michael Mortimer
Horn Chair by Susanne Russo

Victorian Horn Chair by David Ward

Leather Wing Chair by Joan Ince

17th C Spindle Back Armchair by Pierre Wallace

Gothic Chair by Betty Valentine

Comfy Velvet Chair by Barbara Logan

I'd rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  I think Thoreau said that.  If you have a nice cozy chair you can get in it and be by yourself, read or wonder or just be. Or pretend you're sitting in the perfect chair in your perfect doll house. 

What does your perfect chair look like in miniature or otherwise?  Please comment below.

"Every chair should be a throne and hold a king" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson