KISSMYARTS
// text and photography by Marjolein den Hartog
Please Have a Seat

Please Have a Seat

Please Have a Seat

Please Have a Seat

Chairs: We all use them, every single day. Even in our fast-paced modern-day society – full of upwardly mobile people – we need to rest our feet from time to time.

This work-in-progress is of chairs discovered while out walking. Many of them have been dumped – often carelessly – into the landscape. They have ended up in or near buildings in various states of dereliction. Other chairs seem purpose-built to become one with their natural surroundings.

Whether by choice or by fate, they often look as if there's no other place they could possibly belong.

 A wobbly chair in front of the spooky Nazi holiday complex Prora on the German island of Rügen.

A wobbly chair in front of the spooky Nazi holiday complex Prora on the German island of Rügen.

 A shed with matching chairs on the West Frisian island Vlieland.

A shed with matching chairs on the West Frisian island Vlieland.

 Nature takes over in a former hospital room in the Beelitz-Heilstätten in Brandenburg.

Nature takes over in a former hospital room in the Beelitz-Heilstätten in Brandenburg.

 Chair with a perfect complimentary colour against a bright-green graffiti wall at the alternative RAW cultural complex in Berlin.

Chair with a perfect complimentary colour against a bright-green graffiti wall at the alternative RAW cultural complex in Berlin.