The ‘Best Friends Chair’, designed by Austrian architect and designer Martin Mostböck, arose from a reaction to a colourful expression used in his native Vienna.
“In Mostböck’s native city of Vienna, which is, along with its many benefits, also known for its not always likeable idiosyncrasies of its inhabitants, people paraphrase exceptionally vile behaviour among people close to each other with a variety of colourful expressions. ‘A stab in the back’ is one of them.” says Viennese journalist Christian Desrues. “That is also a way to understand design, as an instrument of retribution. The rack was also designed by someone, wasn’t it? Mostböck contents himself with the torture chair. Nothing to lean back and relax anyway!”
The Best Friends Chair is part of the >Hocker, Stuhl, Sessel< exhibition at the Gallery Traklhaus opening July 15th, 2014 in Salzburg.