Race Car Chairs

27 May


http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6987002
They are definitely not handmade and were in the graduation gift guide even.
http://www.racechairs.com/category_s/32.htm

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9 Responses to “Race Car Chairs”

  1. Hmmm.. May 27, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    That’s just ridiculous.

  2. Indigo May 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    I almost snorted ice cream up my nose over that last comment! LOL!

  3. Gern Blanston May 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    So that means admin actively picked them, right?

    Wow. I am beginning to think Admin shares a brain cell.

  4. Chris May 28, 2009 at 5:55 am #

    I generally agree with the sentiment here but at first glance on this one I disagree. These seats were in a car, now the seller has made them into desk chairs. I don’t think it is really much of a stretch here… IMHO…

  5. BitchenStitchen2 May 28, 2009 at 6:49 am #

    If you take a look at the other website (non-etsy one), they look mass-produced/manufacturered, and not handmade.

  6. Gern Blanston May 28, 2009 at 7:32 am #

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  7. imwithya May 28, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    I don’t know how many people work for this company but if Racechairs is considered a collective by Etsy then these might be allowed. At those prices I can’t imagine that they sell tons of them so what if there are only two or three people making them. I mean they are taking mass produced race car seats and attaching them to mass produced office chair parts right? Etsy is filled with items made from mass produced parts that are glued/nailed/sewn together. I guess it all depends on how these things being manufactured.

  8. stace August 11, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    a friend of mine had one of these. he made it himself, though.

    took an office chair base and attached it to a race car seat. it was really cool. i’m a fan of cars, so i thought it was genius. i had no idea it was something of a product.

    but his always fell over. it was donated to another friend of mine who decided to donate it again, when he moved. he wouldn’t fess up, but i suspect one too many tumbles to the floor.

    hahah!

    no more in the store, so i cant’ see them. but it reminded me of that chair.

  9. Ron October 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Just saw this thread and wanted to leave an official comment.

    I personally produce these chairs myself, they are 100% handmade. They are designed by me using authentic seats from cars to create a completely new and different product: an office chair. Although each piece of the chair doesn’t start out as raw materials, I do admit I take some existing pieces and do some welding and fabricating and some (alot) of painting to make a final unique product. These are not mass-produced although they are frequently copied by mass produced designs (some of which I resell on our commercial webstore). The chair, desk, and tables made are all one-off and unique items made by myself (I’d like to call myself an “artist” but don’t want to sound too full of myself 🙂 , and are pre-approved by the Etsy staff. Any doubters are more than welcome to come take a tour of my workshop in Philadelphia to see for themselves

    Thanks for the interest in my products!

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