Thu, Sep 7, 2006, 8:19pm (EDT-3) email@example.com (Jim Hall)
<snip> We've all seen great craftsmanship... All the joints and finish
perfect, but it looks out of proportion. Legs too fat, long, short,
table too thick and so on. <snip>
Grace and style, eh? Nice for the "artistes" I guess, but I've
seen damn all little stuff from those types I'd own, even if it wasn't
so vastly overpriced.. You make an arm chair with "grace and style"
with all the "right proportions" and the a prospective woman customer
gets stuck in it because she's wider than the chair. Or, she surpasses
the weight limit of the chair. I'm more for useful, then all that. You
get a woman, maybe 4 feet tall, who's a bit wide, so she'may take a
chair with the "right proportions" - except it's too tall for her to get
on without a step-stool - I say the Hell with that, and say make her a
chair with short legs. Or, legs strong engou to support a larger woman.
I've got nothing against furniture looking good, but I would imagine
that my sense of the "right proportion" is remarkably different from
yours. My idea of grace and style, and right proportions in furniture
is pretty much to Stickley. And some Frank Lloyd Wright. Maloof makes
some nice stuff, but nothing that thrills me all that much..
I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn
well they're after me.