Fake for Real: Design for the Masses

Van Mensvoort
September 28th 2007

design for the masses

The delicate armchair depicted at left is a Finnish design created in 1931-1932 by architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), who in Scandinavia is sometimes called the father of modernism. You can buy a remake of this classic armchair for around $1,800. Another option would be to go for the Swedish interpretation: IKEA offers its Poäng armchair for a mere $79. This version includes an extra piece of wood on the back, which makes the chair fully monkey proof.

From our Fake for Real series.

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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