This article I just read seemed pretty interesting to me. It talks about how technology involved in welding plastic materials has evolved, allowing for an interesting chair designed by Philippe Starck to be crafted and proved possible. The chair’s name is Mr. Impossible. It seems to be levitating when seen from far away.
The interesting part is not the article itself which was posted on Wired by Andrew Blum, but the reaction from it’s viewers which didn’t stop flaming Starck because of his views on ecology and bioplastics.
A few years ago this would have been another article in the lot, which no one would have been able to give their view on, but the power that blogs have given us today to communicate and get replies is enormous. By the way, the chair does look cool, but I’d tend to agree that wood is repairable while plastic is not, therefore wooden chairs might last much longer than a nice looking plastic chair. If you’re interested in buying it anyhow, take a look at this site.