In this Issue:
The Chair

Feature Stories


1.

Anna Castelli Ferrieri ~ On Building a Plastic Empire

Kartell was known for manufacturing one humble item—a ski rack for automobiles. From this first object, released in 1949, Anna Castelli Ferrieri built a plastics empire that span lighting to furniture, all based on their vision of plastic as a new platform for well-designed, mass-produced, low-cost products. 


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The Quest for the Perfect Office Chair

Office chairs are like shoes, but not as much fun. They emphasize differences in status and taste. They affect the way our bodies feel. But unlike the shoes we wear to work, most of us don’t get to pick out our office chairs. Your work chair is just there, provided for you by your employer. 


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3.

The Lonely Chairs of Krakow Ghetto Square

Among the many Krakow historical monuments and memorial sites there is one very unlikely one which almost everyone asks about not many people can give them the right answer. The 33 bronze chairs symbolize the tragedy of the Polish Jews who were imprisoned in Poland during WWII.


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Photo Essays

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Furniture Replicas that are Outlaw by UK Copyright

5.

Ancient Germans Steal Egyptian Chair Design

6.

Noguchi Museum's Archival Furniture

Fabricate magazine is a biannual publication that examines everyday objects through Design & Culture.


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