Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I Guess You Heard About The Tornadoes In St. Louis This Weekend. Missed Me By A Hare's Breath. Whew. Oh, And I Got A Cool Pair Of Chairs! Status: I Guess I Must Be Livin' Right.
Yup, dodged a bullet...barely. Tornadoes tore St. Louis up again this weekend, this time just a few miles away from me. The Airport and surrounding areas took the brunt of Mother Nature's Love. But you can all breathe a sigh of relief because amidst all the senseless destruction, I did manage to keep buying stuff I don't need. ...but it is really really cool stuff!
Yeah, suweet right? I got a pair of Hans Wegner style folding chairs. Thank you craigslist. The
seller listed them Sunday evening about 6 pm and I spotted them about 7 pm. By 8 pm I was
driving home with them.
I've never had an opportunity to check out this style of danish seating before and was
surprised at how wide they are. I've seen them in pictures before but they always seemed much
more narrow than this. Oh, and they are super comfortable. The low height might be a problem
for some but they are otherwise loungerific. For being maybe 40 years old the construction is
still nice and tight too.
And what is the deal with all this great Danish Modern furniture being "Made In Yugoslavia"?
Cheap European labor? I found a great Wegner style rocking chair at the Goodwill about a
year ago that was also made in Yugoslavia and I've seen many a lounge chair made there as
well. Is Yugoslavia the Mexico of Europe?
So let's see...beautiful...check, comfortable...check, oh yeah...almost forgot, they fold up for
storage! Convenience! What's not to love?