07 June 2013

Popcorn. Manky Monoblocs.

There is a particular type of plastic chair I can't bear. They're often white or dark green but can come in other shades too. They're known as Monoblocs and are the cheapest of mass-produced plastic chairs going. They're ubiquitous, tacky and so ugly that the city of Basel in Switzerland has a law against them being used in outdoor cafes. I learnt this in Susan Freinkel's fantastic, Plastic book, a must read. She suggests they're an emblem of a 'Walmartised world'. I say we need a global ban.

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