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Picking cool chair designs is fun. Picking someone else's counter tops. No.
Literally. I remember when CBS remodeled their BlackRock offices and tossed a gazillion Saarinen Executive Side Chairs in dumpsters. Not repros. Not licensed production. The actual chairs Saarinen designed for the building.
My guess is that they are minting money there.
Depending on the location, and they are rare, showcase shops don't have to generate cash returns on a SF basis sufficient to cover the rent. HQ just has judge them to be of sufficient branding value to the enterprise that they can run at a local operating loss. I know that is the case on some sections of Madison Avenue (60s-75th or so). (I was going to make the preceding sentences even more gibbering and jargony but made myself ill.) But that has nothing to do with...
I am ok with the continued success of old designs. At least until I have used them all up or am sick of them. I certainly don't care whether or not every graduate of chair design school has a job and don't feel compelled to buy something new to support new work.
Bottom. Design conceit of top model is irritating.
Given the intense interest this has generated, I decided to check my chair. It has zippers on each leg and the underside is marked, in big letters, Cassina. I assume that makes it a genuine Cab or a fake Coco (which, being a fake, fake Cab is a genuine Cab anyway).
uh oh. I see the Cab has zippers on the legs. Maybe that's what I have. Now I have to hope it is a real Cab rather than a fake Coco.
Maybe that's why my friend gave it to me. He was ashamed. I think I will feel better if it is a fake Coco, now.
All I recall about it is that it seems to have zips of some kind running up the inside corners of the legs which didn't make any sense to me. I guess I can look for a manufacturer's name but I think I have had it for ten years or so, so don't really care.
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