Friday, August 28, 2009

Plato's Chairs Take in the View

Plato's Chairs Take in the View

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A ferry heading for Bainbridge Island heads across Elliott Bay, watched by three of the "Caldar Red" distinctive chairs at SAM's Olympic Sculputre Park that everyone here seems to love (judging from the ones I could see on nearby Belltown balconies). The Seattle Art Museum used to sell them through their gift shop, but no more. These aren't really called Plato's chairs, I just called them that for fun in a series of shots I have of them. Their real name is the Cafe Chair, and you can purchase them through Design Within Reach. . .but only in silver. The custom tomato red color that matches Caldar's "Eagle" centerpeice sculpture at the OSP doesn't appear in the catalog. There is an optional custom comfy red chair cushion available, though. I notice that the EMP's cafe uses these in silver in their outdoor seating now. Quite comfy.


brattcat said...

They look like the 'hot seats.'

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

The red certainly stands out against the blue of sky and sea - I also like the long shadow.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, love this one Kim!