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A chair purporting to represent Richard III’s personality

This piece by Phillippe Starck is described as “An armchair and a conversation piece, Richard III is a creative personification of Shakespeare’s character, much like the controversial reign of King Richard III, the intriguing design and meticulous realization of the armchair is heavily centered on duality and paradox of its namesake; traditional vs. modern, concave vs. convex, powerful vs. delicate, glorious vs. shameful. The ‘stark’ contradictions of this armchair are so complex that its mere presence in a room makes it a focal point and denotes timeless admiration“.

In other words, how much is it based on Shakepeare’s Richard III and not so much the real one?chair

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3 thoughts on “A chair purporting to represent Richard III’s personality

  1. giaconda on said:

    I’m not getting glorious or shameful from a chair, I’m afraid. I think you can try to read too much into an installation piece!

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  2. The description of the chair reminds me of a scene from Doctor Who years ago, which featured John Cleese.

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