Sometimes it's the simplicity of the design, the gentle curves, the craftsmanship, that makes something a classic.
Innocuous at first glance, it could be a chair from a former school. Perhaps the paint flecks are a hint, from the art classroom? Or perhaps from a workbench of a woodworker, or an atelier of an artist?
The patina of age, the sturdiness of construction. On closer inspection, it transforms before our eyes into something of worth.
This is a Horgen Glarus chair, aptly called the ''classic', made by Switzerland's oldest manufacturer of chairs and tables. The particular style has been made exactly the same since 1918.
Talk about classic.