Tomorrow is the big day when we British will decide if we would like to walk out of Europe or stay and sit down with our friends.
To mark this momentous occasion I’ve made a board of iconic chair designs from across Europe, starting with a classic British design – the shooting stick. Practical, well built but a little bit bonkers too, the shooting stick could not have been invented anywhere else.
After hours of perching on these no wonder people wanted one of these when they got home – that most British of chairs, the Chesterfield.
Cool Italy has this – the Ghost Chair by Cini Boerni, 1987.
And the French Tolix A Chair designed in 1934 for factories and industrial sites, is pretty much ubiquitous in trendy kitchens all over north London.
The Spanish have Dali who designed his Sillon Leda chair in the 1990s – it was made by a firm in Barcelona.
And talking of Barcelona – who doesn’t know the Barcelona Chair designed in 1929 for the German Pavilion in the International Fair by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe?
Even Belgium has a design classic – the Beaufort Lounge chair by George Van Rijck designed in 1959.
I could go on but here’s one last image – this time from Denmark, surely the coolest of cool chairs, The Egg Chair, 1958, by Arne Jacobsen from Denmark.
We should all make the effort to vote – we don’t want anyone sitting on the fence do we?