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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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And then charge $24,000 for it. I don't know how much it actually took for materials for this, but it was listed at $24,000. Not available anymore, so don't know if it actually sold, or they got tired of not selling it and donated it to Goodwill.

It's actually not bad looking, and the major cost in making a similar chair would be for the chains. Unless you went out and bought some really expensive wood. Beats me how someone would think it was worth $24,000. I would think around $50 or so, perhaps $100-200 if you were in some place like NYC or LA.

Must be art if they asked that much for it.

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For some reason it just doesn't look comfortable. Interesting concept though.
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That's because it has no padding whatsoever, and the seat is absolutely flat. A few minutes sitting on a flat surface like that, without some sort of padding, is about all most people can take. Of course padding would probably added a few thousand $ to the price, and it wouldn't sell if the price is too high. Looks are not bad tho otherwise, and should be very simple to duplicate.
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Looks like something from a medieval torture chamber.....

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Poor design. The 4 bolts are holding the seat arms up and that’s a lot of torque on them and that joint. I would expect some type of failure within a few years. I’m thinking this maybe was intended as an art piece and mostly for looks.
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