Chairy porn

There’s no doubt that some big companies have worked out that green is good and getting better every day and that the companies who push hard and fast into developing seriously green and sustainable products will win out big time. Furniture manufacturer Herman Miller worked it out quite a while back and don’t mind telling you about it, their website is like a basic primer on sustainable design.

Of course Herman Miller has always been a company whose products inspire devotion because of their all round combination of good design and quality manufacture, and not just their great Eames classics. But the devotion goes deeper, just search flickr for the Aeron chair, that ubiquitous symbol of the the dot com boom office – even God has one although some complain about it like the Devil. You’ll discover a whole world of amateur pornography, chair pornography that is, in the form of lovingly composed close ups


(Photo tim7423)
of chair limbs


(Photo mrmachine)
and chair crutches


(Photo djtack)
and chair orifices.


(Photo daxiang)
There are tasteful images,


(Photo numstead)
soft focus images


(Photo numstead)
or dark and moody images.


(Photo xurble)
There are chairs publicly exposing themselves,


(Photo kathryn)
there’s hairy and bestial,


(Photo jasra)
and scary bestial,


(Photo caitlinburke)
there’s exotic pussy


(Photo enrevanche/)
and chubby pussy.


(Photo mdd)
There’s barely legal,


(Photo mathowie)
there’s orgies,


(Photo juliamae)
and there’s masturbation.


(Photo suntom)
There’s also deception,


(Photo leftantler)
and yearning,


(Photo benjamin_)
some sarcasm,


(Photo kampers)
and a dash of theory,


(Photo mrmachine)

There’s fully clothed and virginal (you know you want me!) and for the literary there are even stories of fallen chairs restored to virtue. And we’ve barely scratched the surface of this product fetishism that proves that websters are indeed obsessed with their rears in so many many ways.

All well and good you say but why here? Well, all this fabulous design is developed at the Herman Miller Design Yard in Holland Michigan,



a complex of different buildings grouped together as if they has just growed there as needed over time in the manner of an older industrial model. The buildings, designed by MS&R, are reminiscent of farmyard buildings for the very simple reason that they are in fact adaptively reused pre-fab farm buildings, barns, silos etc but all LEED certified and guaranteed sustainable.

And now we too want some of those chairs! Anyone got a few going cheap?

7 thoughts on “Chairy porn

  1. Ian Milliss

    I’ve gotta confess I think Aeron’s are pretty vulgar, and not just by association, it’s that look-at-me ostentatious ugliness I find a bit much. My personal preference is the Steelcase Leap chair but they cost around AUD$1600 – I’m saving up for one

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  2. grice

    I bought a cheap and ugly swivel chair from KMart and I made sure this one would have no armrests. Those things are too easy to lean on and they can mess up your arms if you don’t sit up straight. Too much strain.

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  3. bottleman

    Hey Ian – way to link to karl marx! the funny thing is that when you read him he seems so darn conservative. I mean, if he was alive today, who do you think he would enjoy having dinner with most? Noam Chomsky or Dick Cheney or Milton Friedman (I guess they’d all have to come back from the dead too).

    Anyway, I’ve had some interesting reactions to my office chair, which is a red exercise ball like in one of your pictures. It’s fun to bounce on and is good for my back (it’s constantly making you swivel your hips and try to sit up straight) but it has no commodity chic at all. Sometimes people see it and go “ooh, you use a ball for a chair?!” like it’s all cool & stuff. Then when they find out it’s just a normal exercise ball you can get for $20 they start visibly losing interest. If it was a special red ball that cost $200, well, that would keep their interest up.

    The weird thing is that some companies are now offering an “exercise ball chair” with the apparent aim of improving the cachet and upping the price of the ball — but completely defeating the whole idea of using the ball, which is to provide an unstable surface that forces your body to work rather than be held mechanically in some favored position. I dunno, I haven’t used one of those, but if I didn’t have a ball I’d rather use a recliner.

    By the way, the interior of my 400-square-foot granny house is done — check it out on my blog.

    Cheers, bottleman

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