Thursday, April 07, 2011

Restoration Hardware Dances On Arne Jacobsen's Grave



No! Don't look! Argh--can't... turn... away... must... see... NO!



On the best day, someone would tell me they purchased this chair from some prop house in the Valley, and that they thought it had been made, but not used, for Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

Unfortunately, that is not what's going on here.

1950s Copenhagen Spitfire Chair, in steel-riveted aluminum with your choice of distressed leather upholstery, $1930 [restorationhardware.com via boingboing]
Related, from Fritz Hansen's Department of Lost Moral Highground: "DWR is the first retailer in the U.S. to offer the Egg in cowhide upholstery [for $12,995]." [dwr.com]

UPDATE: Alright, I can't stop thinking about this knockoff Egg Chair disaster, partly because it's-- OK, here's the deal. Instead of suturing this up on the cheap, get a single piece of aluminum, and give it and a real Egg Chair to one of those guys from Newport Pagnell who makes Aston Martin fenders with a wooden form and a bunch of little hammers. Then get back to me.