Liepāja, Latvia

Plastic chair on balcony in Latvia 20.01.2014

  • by Laura – cc-by-3.0

Hello! My name is Laura and I live in a very beautiful Latvian city of Liepāja. Also called the “city of winds”. It`s next to the Baltic Sea and here sometimes is really windy, but also very beautiful.
Watched a TV show about plastic bags and chairs. It mentioned plasticchair.org I think that your project is very interesting. I remembered that I have one on the balcony. This chair was found when I moved here last summer. it’s dirty, because it was used for repair works in apartment.

I guess this chair is just cleanable if needed again. Otherwise, I can always recommend the plastic chair refurbish method from Love hue Design. :)

Oh, and by the way: I can verify that Liepāja is quiet nice. I passed that town on my bicycle when cycling from Olstyn (Poland) to Tallinn (Estonia) waaaay back in 1999.

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Nairobi, Kenya

I’m always happy to see that I am not the only one cherishing plastic chairs as an indoor furniture.

Hi. My name is Wacu and I am from Nairobi, Kenya. Pictured is a white plastic chair in my room. I use it often when I’m reading or making crafts. This was taken on January 27th, 2014 on a hot afternoon.

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“White Plastic Chair” by Wacu Kamau – cc-by-3.0

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Peace Island, Monrovia, Liberia

While focussing on one picture from EVERY country and with a bunch of great pictures (from India, Sri Lanka, Finnland, Canada, Greece, Austira and much more) in cue, I still got to release this new submission instantaneously:

God bless you – by Machiel and Janneke

God bless you (written on plastic chair)

God bless you

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Peace Island, Monrovia, Liberia

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Paysandu, Uruguay

Each time I get new plastic chair pictures, I feel quiet happy and composed. Often relatives, friends and colleagues who now about my passion send those in from there vacations. Sometimes they just surprise me, sometimes I ask them to think about the duty of plastic chair photography. To make the world a better place. Or at least: me happy.

However, mails like this one from “random strangers” are those which reale makes me marvel and leave me choked with emotions. And really pathetic:

Hi… my name is Cecilia González i am from Uruguay; its a country in south america.
This photo, is in Paysandu, it’s a beautiful city in my country.
The river behind is Uruguay River.
I took these picture: 2013-08-18

Blue plastic chair.

Blue plastic chair – by Cecilia González – cc-by-3.0

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Clara Town, Monrovia, Liberia

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Monrovia

“Clara town, community in Monrovia the capital city of Liberia” by Mambu and Anneke Quoi – cc-by-3.0

Mambu and Anneke Quoi are producing rope pumps in Liberia. After watching the DW feature on plastic (chairs) they went out and made great pictures (one of them to be published later). Fun fact is that used plastic chairs take a role in their business, too:

We make rope pumps; to make the pistons on the rope we recycle old
plastic chairs:)

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Petaluma, CA, USA

Just an hour after the first broadcast on Deutsche Welle, I got this sunny submission from California. Thanx!

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Petaluma, CA

“Best Coast” by Scribonius Largus

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The Global Object – The Monobloc

Global 3000 – The Globalization Program of Deutsche Welle just started broadcasting the promised feature on this blog. A great chance to spread the noble aim of plasticchair.org: to collect a plastic chair picture from EVERY country.

And you can contribute by submitting a picture or spreading the word and share the love. Hint: there is also a Facebook page to like and a Twitter account to follow. Thanks a lot!

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Granada, Nicaragua

Flickr user Paul van Oss did a great job covering Latin America’s plastic chair landscape. This portrait puts our favourite chair in a really shiny light. Lovely.

by Paul van Oss – cc-by-nc-nd-2.0

by Paul van Oss – cc-by-nc-nd-2.0

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World wide broadcast on http://plasticchair.org starting today…

Starting tonight (20th of January, 2014) at 21:30 UTC, Deutsche Welle starts broadcasting a feature on plastic (in German, English and Spanish) starring plasticchair.org as on of its chapters:

We’re all familiar with the one-piece polypropylene plastic chair, and almost everyone has sat on a Monobloc. It’s design is distinctive, but no one knows exactly who developed it – a wide range of rumors about its origin and spread are in circulation.
The chairs have been produced all around the world since the 1970s. There are now said to be more than a billion of them worldwide. Henning Wötzel-Herber from Hamburg collects photographs, films and stories about the Monobloc chair.

Broadcast times can be found on there website, although the easiest way will be to stream it online. As soon as it is on there YouTube-Channel, you surely can find the video(s) here.

Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. Its work around the globe is based on German federal law and is financed from tax revenue.