Very few furnishings capture the current state of the world economy like the Recession Chair. The Recession Chair is a standard piece of IKEA furniture that was sanded until there was nearly nothing left of one side. The fragile chair is meant to symbolize the impact of the economic crisis that is threatening to pull all world markets under.
The Recession Chair was designed by Dutch design group Tjep. Tjep designed the chair in response to what they deemed a lack of designs that represented the current world state of affairs at the recent Dutch Design Week. While nobody wants to be reminded that the world is going through a recession, a design like the Recession Chair is a helpful reminder that things aren’t as great as other people may make them out to seem.