Responding to Richards: August 14

Linda: Nothing wrong whatsoever in dwelling upon or lusting over chairs. To evoke the words of MFK Fisher (who once defended her culinary exactitude by pointing out just how much time one spends over a lifetime eating), if one works a sedentary profession, a chair is most certainly important. My own writing chair is not the most ideal. The leather on the right arm has started to fray and light green (hopefully noncarcinogenic) fluff now bulges outward. I suspect this is because I accidentally spilled a beverage on this particular spot about two months ago. But I do have a strange emotional attachment to this chair, even though I know that it will crumble to dust eventually. I suspect I would have an emotional attachment to any chair I spent happy moments writing in, even if it caused one too many trips to a chiropractor. Of course, the Barcelona chair is not really made for writing. At least not the way we know it today. But perhaps you dwell upon this exemplar because you are having some doubts about your present furniture. Doubts about furniture are to be expected in life, and reveries do help assuage certain feelings. Or perhaps you are currently thinking that you need to sit lower to the ground. The buttocks to floor distance is certainly diminished through Mies van der Rohe’s design. And yet the famed German did not live in a world of computers and laptops. I’m wondering now how much computers and laptops have permanently altered the forward-thinking low-leaning furniture aspirations of today’s visionaries, and whether it might be resisted through living without this technology for a period of six months.


  1. Hey! Keep Dr. Doom out of it. That’s one response I truly don’t need.

    And I haven’t broken down and gotten those Barcelona chairs yet, Ed. But I *totally* have a spot in my livingroom scouted for them. Totally.


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