I remember those huge candy bars I used to eat as a child. They were coloured in different ways, but they all had the same pattern: long stripes of red or green with white lines in between. They could be either round and pretty hypnotic or maybe shaped like a cane. But this particular design was the one that drew our attention and made us long for them. So when I saw this unusual Mr. Smith Chair by Anthony Hartley I immediately thought of those candy bars – just as colourful and striped with white.
This chair is very fluid and seems to be melting down on the floor and has many colours on it. It brings you a smile on your face every time you see it and also a sensation of unusual, of futuristic item that belongs to a different era in time. It is made of coloured beech wood with a high-gloss lacquer and this makes it look spectacular. I don’t know much about the comfort of such a chair but the design is simply great.