Designed by Martin van Severen and manufactured by Vitra this chair is the 2013 limited edition all black version of this minimalist classic.
Where and how is it used?
What did you or someone else pay for it?
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
It was and is the most beautiful chair I have ever seen
How was it made?
Is made in a factory
Is produced by local cottage industry
Is made to particular specifications
Is craft / hand-made
Is a service
Materials & Making
Who made or produced your commodity?
Who was paid to make it?
Not answered yet
What skills does it take to make it?
Not answered yet
Where was it made?
What does it cost to make it?
Not answered yet
What is it made from?
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
Who or what assesses its quality?
Factory / buyer
Where is it sold?
Shop / online
Who or what sells it?
It sells itself.
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
Where is it used?
Where is it kept?
How and by whom is it cared for?
How long will it last?
Where will it go when it's finished with?
What is it worth?
More than I paid for it.
How do you and others value this commodity?
See the values contributed by visitors and those of the donor. And add your own values to this commodity.
|Total times valued||2|
|Controversy||43.5 (0 = most controversial)|
What do these numbers mean?
This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.
Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?
Below is a brief explanation of the some calculations and how these help make decisions about what is shown on the site.
(Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)
The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.
Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
(Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued
Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.
How do you value this commodity?To add your own values click VALUE THIS COMMODITY and move the sliders left and right to add your own values - then click SUBMIT
Questions and answers
Help to reveal unknown quantities, properties and uses of this commodity by answering this MoCC curator's questions.
Question: Has a chair ever made you cry?
Yes. I stood on a chair to get something from a high shelf. The chair leg went through a piece of rotten floor board making a hole big enough that the chair tipped quite drastically and I fell off. Dramatically and painfully.
yes- this is a long story, I can't get into details now- but there were two chairs. and a LOT of heartache. I will keep this in mind, and come back to it, should anyone like to hear of the saga of the crediton chairs
No but a picnic bench did
yes a chair has made me cry with laughter when i accidentaly said "sorry" to a chair
My name is Jenny and I am a Commodity Consultant for MOCC.
This is a really interesting question, linking how objects can trigger memories, movements and emotions.
The first time I cried about a chair (or something relating to a chair) is probably thinking of chairs in an exam hall. The uniformity or them in straight lines, each paired with a desk, out in the open for everyone to see everything you do to monitor and check your movements is enough to make anyone squirm - how they expect us to do our best in those conditions, I will never know.
For this example, it evokes enough fear to make me worry about performing to my best ability and remembering everything I have learnt - the chair reminds me, this is my chance to show it. Don't mess it up. It is now or never.
The second thing that comes to mind is recycled furniture. We have many recycled items in our house - my grandmother used to be an antiques broker, and whenever they had enough of their furniture, we always ended up with it squeezed into some corner in our house somewhere. I am lucky in that I am yet to lose my grandparents *toutches wood*, but when I do, seeing the furniture they passed to us is definitely going to evoke beautiful memories of family and happiness in times past, guaranteed to jerk a tear.
I hope you found this insightful,