Talk about bad design! Take a simple chair, designed to be made from dimension lumber, and make it out of molded plastic in hideous colors. Be sure to mold in faux “wood grain.” Then make the arms slope too much to set your morning coffee mug on them or to hold your afternoon gin and tonic.
The originals were never really comfortable to sit in, compromising comfort for simple use of materials at hand. Their advantages are that they are utilitarian, simple, sturdy, and provide adequate outdoor seating for lounging, reading, or summer conversation.
If the design insult is not enough, then post rules of use on the front of the seat to insult our intelligence — don’t stand on the seat nor sit on the arms (I guess you can stand on the arms, tho), stay off if you weigh more than 250#, don’t use on a slippery slope or uneven surface …
A bit of a breeze and over they go… This one tumbled toward the sea. Maybe we should have let it go. But it would have washed up, broken no doubt, on some shore along with other plastic flotsam.
Perhaps the worst thing about these is that the plastic will last longer than an Eveready Bunny! Eventually it will make its way to the sea, and be ground to bits that will clog the gills and feeding apparatus of marine life — forever.