Yes, they still exist, but usually not in such spectacular colours. There seems to be a manufacturing flaw. Shouldn’t the vinyl be split with foam poking out? These are in the best condition I have seen – and the purple! Magnificent! Seen at Edith Cowan University Mt Lawley. How many eminent academic backs have been stuck to that vinyl on hot sweaty Perth summer days?

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16 Responses to Vyno-topia

  1. Nettie says:

    I cannot think of anything worse at the moment than vinyl! I hate this weather! Where is our rain dammit? Bloody greedy east coasters stealing it all…perhaps they’d like out purple vinyl while they’re at it?


  2. If Geoff Newman comes on one more time and tells us there will be thunderstorms overnight, I’ll jump into the TV with a stick.


  3. Rolly says:

    LA, you know very well that the bureau of meteorology is a non-prophet organisation.


  4. Liam says:

    Nettie, I’ve often sat in a chair just like that for its chic value—there’s a coffee shop at the end of Glebe Point Road in Sydney that bought a gross of them in about 2003. In kinky red. My long blacks there are always oooooh, very comfortable, a bit smelly and surprisingly slippery. It’s not easy to stay in the chair sometimes, you’ve got to hold on to the arms to keep yourself anchored.
    And none of you have *any* idea of humidity. Perthites never do understand the least humidity.


  5. Greg Tangey says:

    @Liam: Sydney knows humidity? since when?

    @Rolly: Prophet? HAHA, pun intended? :P

    Wow, chairs made from Barney skins.. EXCELLENT! i knew that bloody purple dinosaur would finally do something usefull.

    You know, i can’t help but think if it wasnt for the bright “yellow” “cusion”, perhaps these things would look like they’re straight out of 2007 instead of the early 80’s… i was gonna say mid to late 70’s perhaps, but i think perhaps the designer from 1980 something was actually still stuck in 1970 something. :)

    Note the colour matching going on here, the cusion, matches the edging around the floor. While the seat, mixes in with the carpet and wall colours nicely.


  6. Mez says:

    I’m assuming Liam is from BrisVegas. Lets hope Sydney does not get QLD weather on Friday – myself and John Howard really want to see a whole days play at the cricket.

    btw. there is a “throw out your rubbish” in Byford at the moment and a surprising amount of vinyl available


  7. Greg Tangey says:

    Oh rlly? *drives to byford*


  8. Plastic fabric too, to make sure your arse is uncomfortable as well.


  9. cimbali says:

    “Perthites never do understand the least humidity.”

    Liam whats to understand about humidity? there is lots of moisture in the air, armpits and the back of your legs when sitting on vinyl – and none anywhere useful.
    Do you have degree courses in it where you come from?


  10. Bedfords Crackpost fraternity! says:

    “Beam me up Scotty” William Shatner & Liutenant Ohura would look right at home in one of these…or are they from the set of UFO?

    Race you Greg – (jumps in ’65 valiant ute and high tails it to Byford with foxtail flappin’ off antenna!)


  11. Rolly says:

    Ahh! The horrors of vinyl seats, heat and humidity. Stick it to me.


  12. That colour brown must be Dircksey. I’d err on the side of caution and keep my distance coz they must need an airing as they have been subject to many an academic thought.


  13. Cigarette burns are also usually traditional with these.


  14. Dukes says:

    I can see the advertisements now:

    “Simply leave it out in the sun to convert to the Vyno-topia ass oven, for toasty hot buns every time! =D =D =D omg it’s just so easy”


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