I’m not just any old beechwood chair,
Plonked any old where.
I was donated by the Design Council of Great Britain, 1979
To Brighton Museum.
I sit five feet in the air
On a plinth (me thinks), surrounded by other chairs.
By my Λ-shaped right foot is a sign:
‘PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH’.
It makes me feel like a leper
Folded away somewhere.
I collapse when I’m not in use.
My designers Robin and Lucienne Day
Won a gold medal at the Milan Triennale Exhibition, 1951
I was on show, I was on show, I was on show. Wow!
Mary O’Dwyer, Volunteer
I chose to write about the Hillestak Stacking chair because it looked forlorn amongst other more sophisticated chairs.
I volunteer once a month for a couple of hours at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.