"There is something charmingly naive about this belief in the power of art to overcome physical reality. It is, of course, wishful thinking. The people slumped in a Barcelona chair, or struggling to get out of an Eames lounge chair, do not feel comfortable, they are simply willing to put up with discomfort in the name of art — or prestige — which is not the same thing..."

-Witold Rybczynski,
Home: A Short History of an Idea.
Viking Penguin Inc., New York, 1986, pp 211-212."