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I take it back. I'd pay $200 for a wooden box with SG's jointery. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Why would anyone go through so much trouble to make the middle half of a bench useless?
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You just don't get art. 

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Pretty sure every kindergarten in country has about a million of those, theirs are just covered in yogurt and snot.
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Why would anyone go through so much trouble to make the middle half of a bench useless?
I assumed it was for continued torture of the middle child (like the transmission tunnel in the back seat of the car).
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Why would anyone go through so much trouble to make the middle half of a bench useless?

To keep the skateboarders off?
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I think the whole scene is very clever. The bench is designed to remind one of blinds in the non-standard portion, and not just any blinds, but rather the blinds in the essential Derrida reader Between The Blinds. Given this obvious allusion any normative statement is banal at best.
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$200 may seem absurd and probably is a bit wasted on a fancy version of a crate, or in corbu's case a fancy version of a wine case, however not too unreasonable considering the work involved.

Should have my medicine cabinet finished up and installed sometime next week so I'll post up some photos of the finished and installed piece.
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Indeed.

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This threak delivers. Mind blown again. Look at all that dovetailing and grain matching...
Is this a bookshelf, bedframe, coffee table or a stool?
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$200 may seem absurd and probably is a bit wasted on a fancy version of a crate, or in corbu's case a fancy version of a wine case, however not too unreasonable considering the work involved.

Exactly.

The interesting thing about Jasper Morrison's crate is not its pricing, but what it reveals about prejudices and snobbery. Considering the work and materials required, the pricing is not ridiculous at all. An Artek 60 stool is $300 at retail, but constructed of plywood without any glued joints and requires self-assembly. Corbusier's simple box with dovetail joints is $700.

To my mind, Corbusier and Jasper Morrison ought to be applauded for restraining themselves from reinventing simple, tried-and-true forms when they already function well. The alternative is design for design's sake, where you get this sort of horrendous bullshit:
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I miss live edge discussion, here is a nice starter


Classic example of a "look-what-I-can-do" nonsense. But at least people will know you spent real money on it and didn't just stand-up an old wine crate.
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Exactly.

The interesting thing about Jasper Morrison's crate is not its pricing, but what it reveals about prejudices and snobbery. Considering the work and materials required, the pricing is not ridiculous at all. An Artek 60 stool is $300 at retail, but constructed of plywood without any glued joints and requires self-assembly. Corbusier's simple box with dovetail joints is $700.

That's not what it reveals.
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It occurred to me the Jasper crate would pair nicely to the Piochair as a side table.
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Is originality critical to good design?

It is critical to modernism, yeah. I'll grant you it is absurd nowadays where sampling and a subjective experience are the current paradigm.
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Classic example of a "look-what-I-can-do" nonsense. But at least people will know you spent real money on it and didn't just stand-up an old wine crate.

I can't say that, not having sat on it. The intent seems to be to create a bench that included a comfortable seat. It might well have worked. If it did, this might actually be very good design.
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