Good Reading : September 2008
46 goodreading ı SEPTEMBER 2008 coffee table there’s a c hair in there here are 500 of them, actually. As the acket blurb of 500 Chairs so nicely puts it, chairs have an intimate relationship with the human They are where our bottoms go, after all. A chair is the re we use when relaxing or working, eating dinner, playing Scrabble and could forget – reading. According to ‘juror’ (I assume this is euphemism for er’) Craig Nutt, chairs are also political. Once used only by pharaohs, chieftains reigns, they now convey message and status just as clearly as any other item we and display. Consider the Eames chair against a chain store version, a leather rfield against a floral sofa. e chairs in 500 Chairs range from elegant and inviting to whimsical and ght pain ful.The book’s subtitle is ‘Celebrating traditional and innovative . It is indeed a celebration of the best US chair designers working today.There irs you will surely covet, chairs whose design will astound you and chairs that ust inspire you. Bird Chair by Judy Kensley McKie, 1997. Photo by Greg Heins. Dali’s Darlin’ Ziraffe by Rhea Griffin, 2005. Photo by Joseph Sharnetsky. Sun’s Hands by Paul Reiber, 1992. Photo by Jess Shirley. Cortiça by Daniel Michalik, 2004. This inviting recliner is made of cork. Photo by Mark Johnston.