2019.01.31 Apple Chairs

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I regularly visit the Apple Park, and I've noted that the wooden chairs they use in the Café and Apple Store there are comfortable, solid, simplistic, and a nice aesthetic. So out of curiosity, I looked them up. They're by a designer Naoto Fukasawa, called the Hiroshima Chair, and they're $2,500 each. WTF. I searched Alibaba, and found knock-offs for $125 each. I get that a designer needs some money for the time/effort invested (and to subsidize all the designs that didn't make it). But a 20,000% markup seems a wee bit excessive to me. It doesn't really matter, as I'm not buying them. It was just a curiosity thing. But crazy.


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