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Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Thomas Wold: Laundromat Seating for the 21st Century


Posted by Ali | View all posts by Ali
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Ever feel like a proud soccer mom or dad…sitting on the side of the field cutting orange wedges for the team snack and cheering little Tommy on? We do, especially with long time friend and DP designer, Thomas Wold. Thomas has been writing feature articles for ReadyMade Magazine and we thought it would be nifty to give you a taste of his projects here on Hatch (with ReadyMade’s approval, of course). The goal of Thomas’s column is to help you to rethink and reshape the objects around you. In his projects you will see a lot of reused items that have been cut and mashed in various ways to become new, beautiful and useful objects. Our first Thomas Wold ReadyMade feature: “Laundromat Seating for the 21st Century.”

Thomas Wold: Laundromat Seating for the 21st Century

When Thomas Wold saw rows of seating at an airport or laundromat he thought, “Why not add other modular items to the row besides simple chairs…like lamps, side tables or statues?” Thomas then brainstormed, sketched, enlisted help from a local welder and ta da!…the creation was made.

His article in the 2008 April/May ReadyMade Magazine has fantastic tips on how to work with an expert in your area to craft one of a kind pieces as well as the basic blueprint for making a “Laundromat Seating for the 21st Century” creation of your own.

About Ali

I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.



  1. Becky says:

    May 19th, 2008 at 4:01 pm (#)

    Ali – You just reminded me of the best advice I’ve received lately. I believe it was Holly from decor8 writing over at Real Simple, but I”m not sure; going out of business laundromats are the best places to pick up free mid-century rows of chairs! This seems to be carrying on the great architectural chair of laundromat tradition – EXCITING!


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    March 25th, 2009 at 1:10 am (#)

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