Hennessey and Papanek
Submitter: I’ve been enjoying the posts on your blog, and have recently come across a little gem of my own in my collection: Nomadic Furniture by James Hennessey and Victor Papanek (1973). The early-70’s designs and the difficult-to-read handwritten text are bad enough, but what really tipped me over the edge was the instructions for making a car seat out of cardboard. “We felt that a car-safety seat for tots, made of cardboard, would make sense….Jim simplified it so that you can build it with no hassle”. Thank goodness, because when it comes to the safety of my children, my primary concern is to not have a lot of hassle!
Holly: Just when I thought I’d seen it all.