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Sitting Comfy

Ever thought about a chair? I mean actually, truly, deeply, thought about one. Me neither. When the film Objectified began to interview two designers and analyze the chairs they were creating, I was baffled. I was thinking, it’s just a chair. Four legs and a piece to sit on – simple. The two designers then began to discuss how everything in our world is designed and how the best things are the things that don’t even look like they were designed. I realized they were right. I’ve never once thought “I wonder why the designer did this” about a chair or other seemingly “simple” items such as apple peelers or napkin dispensers. After the film, I found myself questioning random things about why they were designed how they were. I thought maybe water bubblers are shaped like they are for water effeciency or maybe the parts fit together in such a way that the designers were able to create less waste while making it. I learned that if you want to make it in the design world, you need to be able to make a comfy chair or a least be able to see things for what they are and ask “why is it like that?”

Thomas Hoare

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