Fortaleza, Brazil

This terrific „late afternoon“ shot from Ari was taken at the cultural center in Fortaleza, Brazil, which seems to me a Mecca for plastic chairs as a quick google search turns out. Plain beauty.

Fim de tarde

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  -3.721681, -38.520942 Fortaleza, Brazil (Directions)

“Fim de tarde” – by Arimm – cc-by-3.0

Thanks for putting it under CC-license.

São Martinho do Porto, Portugal

This nightly dream in yello is one of many nice monobloc picture from flickr user epha. Another plastic chair pic from epha, also from Portugal was already featured on plastikstuhl.de

Boa Vista

“Boa Vista” by epha – cc-by-nc-nd-2.0

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São Martinho do Porto, Portugal

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São Martinho do Porto, Portugal 39.515278, -9.117947 São Martinho do Porto, PortugalSão Martinho do Porto, Portugal (Directions)

Quán Lan, Vietnam

A beautiful pastel-colored Instagram from Vietnam.

Tide. Quan Lan Island. #quanlan #vietnam #nofilter

Tide. Quan Lan Island. #quanlan #vietnam #nofilter

by zwzora – cc-by-3.0

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Quán Lan, Vietnam

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Quán Lan, Vietnam 20.865314, 107.503181 Quán Lan, VietnamQuan Lạn, Vân Đồn, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam (Directions)

Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

The first picture from the southern hemisphere (and a first real life test of the submission form came in from Lara.

By the way: is there a way to change the map projection of Google Maps map, so that the South actually isn’t compressed more than the North?


“plastic chair waiting for me in cape town” cape town, 27/08/12 – by Lara

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Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa

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Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa -33.916949, 18.387549 Cape Town, South AfricaSea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa (Directions)

Minsk, Belarus

My first trip to Belarus was in 1999. A lot has changed there until I returned this May. What didn’t change was that Belarus is still under the regime of Lukashenko, which has the not quiet that nice reputation as the last true remaining dictator in the heart of Europe.

What hasn’t changed this time was the warm welcome from my dear hosts. Although I met different people this time. And while it was not hard to meet nice people, it was quiet difficult to encounter plastic chairs in Belarus. Some more on plastikstuhl.de.

Rare! Plastic Chairs in Minsk.

Rare! Plastic Chairs in Minsk.

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  53.901380, 27.559676 Minsk, Belarus (Directions)

Tagounite, Morocco

A very good example for how much mood can be in a plastic chair picture is this heart warming shot, which Ben took in Tagounite (Morocco) just a stone throw away from Sahara.

Plastic Chair Meet–Up in Tagounite, Marocco

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Tagounite, Morocco

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Tagounite, Morocco 29.980355, -5.580107 Tagounite, MoroccoTagounite, Morocco (Directions)

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Just after setting up an Facebook-page for plastic chair.org two very nice submissions from my friend Ben.

This one shows beautifully ornamented monoblocs in India.

Plastic Chair with ornaments in India

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India 19.876165, 75.343314 Aurangabad, Maharashtra, IndiaAurangabad, Maharashtra, India (Directions)

Birmingham, England, UK

Yeay, @viertelnachvier didn’t just sent me a plastic chair photography, but also a breakfast from England, while he was cycling England. 😉 Thanks a lot!

Breakfast in Birmingham with plastic chairs

by Thomas Weiner – cc-by-3.0

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Birmingham, uk

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Birmingham, uk 52.486243, -1.890401 Birmingham, ukBirmingham, West Midlands, UK (Directions)

Accra, Ghana

Ethan Zuckermann describes the monobloc plastic chair as a context-free object:

Virtually every object suggests a time and place. The Monobloc is one of the few objects I can think of that is free of any specific context. Seeing a white plastic chair in a photograph offers you no clues about where or when you are.


While I never had that same impression (well, unless if you take a picture of an chair in a studio environment), with the pictures I gathered for plastikstuhl.de during the last seven years, I am above to check if this is true or not.

IMG_0063

by Ethan Zuckermann – cc-by-nc-2.0

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Accra, Ghana

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Accra, Ghana 5.603717, -0.186964 Accra, GhanaAccra, Ghana (Directions)