functional fate

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"the objective of functionalfate.org is to identify, collect, catalogue and exhibit white plastic chairs as well as to elucidate the cultural and economical context of this truely global piece of furniture."

"there are countless objects that are considered truly ugly by more people, but there is no object either real or imaginary that more people fail to find truly beautiful than white plastic chairs. there is no beauty to be found in them, not even of a perverse kind. people become infatuated about collecting the strangest and most repellent things, but an obsession for white plastic chairs could only be motivated by the knowledge that the obsession would be unique in the world. there is nothing more absolutely ironic than love for white plastic chairs."

[ ingo niermann, "plastic chair" ]

 

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