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.
by Ethan Zuckermann – cc-by-nc-2.0