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Choosing a Gift
Thank you for your participation in our discussion, and for helping us choose which piece if furniture to add to the collection. Your feedback is very appreciated!
The Wood Chair is my pick. The other chairs are either derivative or can be created using manmade materials. The designer worked within the limits of natural materials and yet still created a sinuous design. That takes more artistry and craftsmanship than making something that can be molded and painted to arbitrary specifications.
Sarah - 10.6.2011 - 1:59 PM
The bent wood chair is the obvious choice. The design is flowing, makes a natural use of the material's qualities. PS. I don't understand why you don't include works of the best of contemporary furniture designers. ie. Eames, Saarinen, Bertoia, Van der Rohe, etc. Does it have to do with"four decades"?
Irv Stein - 10.5.2011 - 1:05 PM
I love the wooden chair. It's lines are just gorgeous, and the natural material gives it a nice warmth.
Kate - 10.2.2011 - 9:17 PM
The wood chair is my choice as an addition to the collection. It seems to be very comfortable and is beautiful to look at.
Shanagail - 9.30.2011 - 11:47 PM
the wood chair is a beautiful piece. i would really enjoy seeing it in the collection
Shay - 9.30.2011 - 4:22 PM
The wood chair--like the openness and curvy, flowing lines.
Kathleen McGrann - 9.24.2011 - 10:48 AM
I really like the Wooden Chair because of its flowing airy lines. It even looks cmfortable.
ES - 9.21.2011 - 4:53 PM
The wood chair, because even if it were not functional, it is still so beautiful to examine. Truly a work of art.
GGB - 9.21.2011 - 8:59 AM
Definitely the clay chair, the wood chair is something I would expect in a museum.
AJ - 9.19.2011 - 3:13 PM
The wood chair
Ed Klevns - 9.16.2011 - 10:08 PM
Showtime Armchair with hood because it is so cool.
Melody - 9.16.2011 - 8:19 PM
The Wood Chair by far!
Anonymous - 9.15.2011 - 10:02 PM
The Wood Chair has the best flowing lines and keeps the viewer attention! Add it to your collection please!
Laura R - 9.9.2011 - 3:17 PM
The wood chair. Stylistically the best,
Richard Unti - 9.6.2011 - 1:20 PM
wood chair gives wedgies.
shot caller - 9.4.2011 - 5:45 PM
Please add the white Showtime armchair... beautiful piece to add to the collection.
Linda - 9.4.2011 - 12:59 PM
go for the Madame Dakar chair - intriguing design, traditional techniques and modern materials. Not like any other chair in the exhibit. Also, it would be nice to have some representation from Africa in the collection.
Soul Purl 77 - 8.26.2011 - 11:37 AM
The wood chair - wonderful lines.
Michael - 8.25.2011 - 10:35 PM
First choice: I'd have the museum staff pick and then explain to the public why they made that choice.
See Lempieri, 8.6.2011.
Second choice: I'd ask you to add both the Madame Dahar chair and the Wood Chair.
See Mary, 8.22.2011.
Third choice: Since we're asked to pick only one, then it's the Madame Dahar chair.
Mia - 8.24.2011 - 3:59 PM
Break the mold and choose two outstanding designs:1) the Madame Dahar chair for its use of traditional Senegalise weaving of colorful plastic threads with modern materials; and 2) the Wood Chair for its classic and classy flexible flowing simplicity.
Mary - 8.22.2011 - 7:56 PM
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