Look!: Unexpected Chair Detail

Look!: Unexpected Chair Detail

Jessica
Jul 7, 2008

Check out the schoolhouse style of this chair. We like the wood even though it's fairly worn out and beaten up. We love the metal brads, lined up in an arrow formation as if to say, "Take a seat."

But there wasn't just one of these chairs. We found a whole crowd of them in the most uninspiring of places...

Astonishingly, we found these fashionably vintage chairs in the food court of the Westfield Old Orchard mall. Now it's easy to understand why they're not in the best shape. The food court sees a lot of sitting action.

The mall could have gone the easy route with easy-to-wipe-clean plastic chairs. That would have been so generic and expected.

Yet, just as the brads are a nice surprise, the natural look of wood contrasts well against all the neon lighting and bright restaurant colors.

We're certain this design choice made our fries taste better.

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