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The chair is perhaps the most reimagined piece of furniture. Historically, designers have tested their skills and creativity by putting their own spin on the chair. Just about every great thinker from Albert Einstein to Henry David Thoreau had something to say about chairs. Read on for thought-provoking declarations on the almighty chair.
“A chair must be really important as an object, because my mother always told me to offer my chair to a lady.” –Ettore Sottsass
“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” –Albert Einstein
“When fortune calls, offer her a chair.” –Yiddish proverb
“It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.” –William S. Gilbert
“Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.” –Bern Williams
“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.” –Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
“Every chair should be a throne and hold a king” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.” Henry David Thoreau