If the designer questions the reality of his own creation, as with the Maarten Scherpenisse chair, does it truly even exist? It’s hard to say. I mean, even though the gallery is proof that ‘Chair?’ does in fact exist, it is so breathtakingly beautiful in its simplicity that it can’t possibly be real.
Looking more like some kind of luxury workman tool rather than an actual seat, the Maarten Scherpenisse chair brings into question the most fundamental issues between form and function. And Maarten Scherpenisse himself questions, “Is there any more basic chair than this?”