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Sitting uncomfortably.

Sitting uncomfortably.

Posted Monday, 16 February 2015

A legendary chair design turns sixty, and neatly illustrates a widespread industry problem.

When Australian photographer Lewis Morley was asked to take some shots of a soon-to-be-infamous glamorous young girl called Christine Keeler during the Swinging Sixties in London, he would have had no idea that his now legendary and much-imitated photograph would highlight a major problem within the design industry that continues to this day.

Morley took various shots of a nude Keeler seated on a chair which at first glance appears to be a famous ‘Series 7' chair designed by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen.

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‘As a Textile Designer, I think it's important to be involved with an association that supports our industry.’

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Hasan Acar off the cuff

Hasan Acar

Product Design & Project Manager, AOS Group, 03 9349 5055

Lives:
Melbourne

Likes:
Penguins; swimming without sharks; observing

Best design I've seen lately:
Raspberry Pi that you cannot eat! (a £25 credit-card sized computer from Cambridge University)

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