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The Global Object - The Monobloc

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.

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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.