I hate chairs.
Well obviously I don't hate chairs, they're good for sitting on etc etc. What I hate is how furniture designers, and normally new, young furniture designers, always seem to fall back on chairs. Every bloody furniture exhibition you go to has the latest chair designs. Do we really need any more fucking chair designs? Surely, somewhere, the perfect chair must have been designed already?
The requirements stay the same. People don't change that much over the years, a little fatter, a little taller, maybe, but legs still bend in the middle. People still rest on their posteriors when seated. So the design of chairs gets worse, more complicated, more stuff being added - confusing the issue rather than solving the problem.
(Chair with concrete base by Konstantin Grcic, with seat in die cast aluminium, treated with sputtered fluorinated titanium and painted in polyester powder. With concrete base painted transparent clear. Taken from the Twenty Twenty One site with thanks, usual stuff applies.)
So when I saw this in the Design Museum tank thing, I let out a long sigh.
Poor stuff guys, try harder.