The perfect chair collection may well be an architect’s dream. A matching set of danish dining chairs perhaps
or an installation of interesting assorted chairs complete with iconic modernist pieces, some fabulous vintage finds and striking one-off pieces by artists and designers.
But the limited budget may constrain even ones dreams. A more affordable option is to dream of stools. Stools by Starke, stools from Ikea. Stools made from old drawers. Anything interesting. Try telling your therapist that you’re dreaming of stools.
While the architect’s home may well be adorned with curious shapes and designer objects, architects’ wives will find themselves seated at cafes on rustic and improvised chairs. In fact when it comes to dining out, the quality of the food, wine and service is often in inverse proportion to the quality of the furniture. Architects’ wives perch on milkcrates and plywood boxes while dining in chic cafes with their friends.