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Display Name: 101blues
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I started collecting SteelCase because it was the retro (and frugal) thing to do. I told myself, heck, if they were made in the 50's, they should last another half-century. I started with one; and now I have a dozen office chairs and 3 desks.

The whole collection must have cost me about $100 (in 2009 dollars). And the entire set probably weigh as much a PanAm jet.

Fast-forward months later when the apartment I was staying in was foreclosed. Now living in rooms the size of a prefab Japanese bathroom, I had no choice but to donate them (to a local church). Now our church's function hall screams "retro"!

Postscript: I did leave 3 orange chairs and a L-shaped desk in crayola-yellow for myself.

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1/20/09 07:13 PM