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Weird Furniture: The Worker Chair


You know that I love Hella Jongerius. But, sometimes her designs can be a little kooky. Take, for example, the Worker Chair made by Vitra. The design combines some crafty elements (stocky compact seat cushion and half-timbered structure) and other more technologically sophisticated elements (polished aluminum arc stand, wooden armrests); overall, the contrast is a bit unsettling. Beyond that, the back seat pillow fittingly, though unattractively, looks like a briefcase. I'm sure all the design fiends have kissed Jongerius's feet for this piece, but I don't see the appeal. Do you?

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