Although notorious for being unpredictable, our life on this planet does tend to have a certain degree of logicality about it. And logic is something that we all have to respect. You can’t, for instance, try ski jumping before you’ve learnt to ski. That is standing logic on its head. More famously, it’s a well known fact that it’s impossible to cook an omelette without breaking some eggs. Logic strikes again.
So logic has it that, as we wrote about the world’s smallest chair yesterday, today we should write about the world’s biggest chair. But the illogical factor is, why on earth should anybody want to construct a chair that big? Well, there are some people who would want to do this. They’re called Americans.
It seems that there is some controversy about exactly which is the biggest chair. Google’s choice appears to be a 33 feet high chair that was constructed as an advertisement for Miller’s Office Furniture in downtown Anniston, Alabama. Appropriate, though it does seem to be doubling up as a carport.
Our favourite though, coming in at about the same height, is this one erected by the Hunt Furniture Company in Wingdale in 1996, for which two tons of wood was used in its construction. According to promotional literature, ‘The Big Chair stands as a monument to man’s ingenuity, perseverance, and desire to surpass what has been done before.’ More likely it’s there because America just wants to reinforce the fact that it’s a big country, by erecting big things alongside their big highways.
Ah well, the best dining chairs we can offer to compete with this are the Turin Oak Dining Chair, French Rustic Oak Suede Leather Chair or the Newtown Timber Seat Chair. Not quite as big, but a damn sight more practical to sit on.