The Infamous Chair


220°C Virus Monobloc
The Infamous Chair

Editors: Arnd Friedrichs, Kerstin Finger
Texts by Hajo Eickhoff, Max Küng, Andrej Kupetz,
and Alice Rawsthorn
Language: English
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag (September 1, 2010)
Release: September 2010  Available Soon!
Price: € 29,90 / $ 45,00 / £ 27,50
Format: 17 × 24 cm
Features: 192 pages, full color, softcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-317-8

Monobloc is the established term for the ubiquitous stackable plastic chair that can be found on patios and in yards, snack bars and campgrounds around the globe. Although despised by design aficionados, it is arguably the most successful piece of furniture in the world. 220°C Virus Monobloc is an entertaining documentation of the love-hate relationship designers have with this chair. In addition to homage paid by renowned designers including Philippe Starck, Jerszy Seymour, Maarten Baas, and Konstantin Grcic, the book presents a range of work, photography, and art that is a tongue-in-cheek take on the phenomenon of this chair.