Hard to follow up finding a signed Picasso so let's just go back to business as usual-finding cool stuff!
Today I found these two Yugoslavian made, danish folding rope chairs at the thrift.These two chairs were obviously styled after (design was ripped off from...) the 1949 Hans Wegner design for Johannes Hansen's Mobelsnedker (reintroduced in 1991 by PP Mobler as the PP-512).
These folding rope chairs had not been sitting on the floor long and they attracted quite a bit of attention; I had five people brazenly come up to my cart, start inspecting the chairs and ask if I was going to buy them (duh, they are IN MY FREAKING CART).
Here are some pics of the larger chair that is on the right in the headline picture
Here are some shots of the woven rope seat and back
There is some damage to this chair. Here is some sort of stain on the lower back (hoping I can scrub it out or use "Magic Stain Eraser")
There are also a couple of untied ropes, like this one. It seems to be a common issue with these folding rope chairs and should be easy to correct.
The chair folds for easy storage.
The other chair is very similar but is slightly smaller, has a more complex folding system and the rope is either a synthetic or has a glossy coating.
Here are some pictures of the seat and back
This is a close-up of the glossy or synthetic rope.
Here is the smaller chair folded.
There are some significant differences to the folding mechanisms of the two chairs.
Here is the complex system of the smaller chair (watch out not to pinch your fingers)
and the simpler system of the larger chair
Here the chairs are folded and lying flat where you can see some differences in the construction.
As you can see, both chairs were built in the Danish workshops (sweatshops?) of Tito's, Communist, workers paradise-Yugoslavia.