Vico Magistretti – Carimate Chair (1959)

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While the chair does its work, people rest.

The chair is a spatial dimension within all houses.

The chair is the Cartesian axis of westerners.

The chair is a place of discrimination of women.

The chair is the guarantee of having a place to work.

The chair is 16 hours from Rome to Tokyo.

The chair is the worker facing the machine.

The chair is an excuse to eat with the family.

The chair is the back of a running horse.

The chair is like the whole world placed beneath you.

The chair is balancing your legs above the Grand Canyon of Colorado.

The chair is a tree trunk cut at the base.

The chair is an invention for starting conversations.

The chair is like a bed in which it is impossible to sleep.

The chair is the ‘body’ of a friend.

The chair is a synonym of Thonet.

The chair is crouching when there is no chair available.

The chair is the illusion of elderly people.

The chair is a stool in the corner of a cell.

The chair is the emptiness left behind if I throw myself out of the window.

The chair is a swing to dispel thoughts.

The chair is dying electronically.

The chair is that thing which lies in wait for you every morning.

The chair is crossing your legs.

Fragment of the text read by the architect Alessandro Mendini in the commemoration of the anniversary of ‘Twenty Chairs in Twenty Years’ by Vico Magistretti in 1980.

Author: Ana María Fernández García

Photo: Vintage Studio

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