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This one looks like someone incorrectly assembled a child's high chair:

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I got a super weird job in high school interviewing that guy, Rene Girard. I haven't thought of him since reading that. An oddball minister in my small, Vermont hometown approached our high school looking for kids to travel with him to Palo Alto to operate the cameras for his Rene Girard documentary (the whole deal seems headed down a real Me-Too path, but it didn't end up there). For some reason we stayed at the particle accelerator guest house, and I remember it was like a motel, but all the hallways were lined with photos of scientists, and microscope(?) pics of atoms. Rene Girard, man. How about that.

Also, your SkinnyGoomba cabinets are gorgeous. Congrats.
i hadn’t made the connection between your handle and Vermont; for some reason I thought you were English.

My nephews work at Bromley every summer.
 

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Irregular and inconsistent finishing. Some spots had no finish at all. Wood not matched well.
That is very good to know. I willl have to test myself before making a grab
 

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That is very good to know. I willl have to test myself before making a grab
I’d just do a Danish chair from a Danish maker if I wanted a chair like this.
 

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I’d just do a Danish chair from a Danish maker if I wanted a chair like this.
Very good to know indeed. Think I will wait until stores open again here, and then go and check out the new shortlist IRL again. Maybe the best option is indeed the Standard (but perhaps not in wood...)
 

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Very good to know indeed. Think I will wait until stores open again here, and then go and check out the new shortlist IRL again. Maybe the best option is indeed the Standard (but perhaps not in wood...)
Well, for your purposes (matching the Prouve table), I wouldn’t do a Danish-style wooden chair at all. Aside from clashing two different woods together, the styles also don’t complement, with the Danish designs emphasizing craftsmanship and organic materials and Prouve expressing more of an engineered/industrialized modernism. Yet, they are not different enough to contrast interestingly—would just look like a mistake.

The other challenge you face is that tables are usually more anonymous than chairs, playing the part of background and stage. But the Prouve table is a very, very specific design that creates a very specific setting that you have to play to. I have been thinking about other options, but I really think you’ll struggle to do better than the Prouve Standard chairs in matching colors. Nothing wrong with a coordinated set—maybe just lay-off of the Prouve elsewhere in the room! Helps to also mix-in some more contemporary pieces so as to not look like you’re some sort of retro fetishist.
 

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anybody try a bench at the dinner table? i think we will end up doing this, either freestanding on one side or a built-in that wraps into two sides (although i am allergic to the idea of building-in lately)
 

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anybody try a bench at the dinner table? i think we will end up doing this, either freestanding on one side or a built-in that wraps into two sides (although i am allergic to the idea of building-in lately)
The people not on the ends have an awkward entry to the table. Women (people?) in skirts might not dig it.
 

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anybody try a bench at the dinner table? i think we will end up doing this, either freestanding on one side or a built-in that wraps into two sides (although i am allergic to the idea of building-in lately)
This has been very on trend the past few years. Consequently, you see benches used in all sorts of situations where they are highly sub-optimal.

My approach would be to weigh whether it actually makes sense given your actual needs. Benches are harder to get in an out of. Not fun with kids or guests. Who wants to have to ask someone else to move so you can get up and use the restroom? They’re also less comfortable. Only potential advantages versus chairs are space, flexibility, and cost.
 
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You sit down on the subway. The seat is conspicuously warm.

1. It is warm because a pretty young woman sat there and flatulated excessively on her long ride home.

I dare you to claim it matters not which is true.
I don't even know what to say right now
 

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