Friday, January 6, 2012
"Come Get Me! It's Cold Out In His Garage!" Poor Abandoned Chair. Forlorn And Forgotten. Status: Not Mine.
You know who you are! Don't you love your pink girly office chair any more? I was just kidding when I said it was uncomfortable. It's probably just fine. Probably....maybe.
SOMEBODY picked this little gem up at a great big estate auction last summer. It was
had for a song. It's super stylish and built like a tank. Just about as heavy as one too. If
only it was better padded. I'm spoiled by my Knoll / Saarinen executive office chair that
I blog from daily. I probably spend more time in my Saarinen chair than any other piece
of furniture except the bed. I'd have to break this bright pink beauty down and replace the
padding if I was the owner and used it daily.
If it wasn't for the exceptional construction I'd almost say this chair was a case of style
over substance. This was probably a very expensive chair when it was purchased from
Dolnick's furniture back in 1976 (there is a tag on the bottom!). Dolnick's is a pricey
contemporary furnishings store that is something of an institution here in St. Louis. Their
current offerings are not my thing but since vintage modern is...well, you do the math. I'd
love to see their old catalogs from the mid fifties too now. I wonder if they have that kinda
stuff stashed away.