When amateur chair maker and professional brewer Paul Cade starts talking about the parallels between carpentry and brewing, you’ll need to take a seat. Grab a beer and check out his arguments in favor of the craft-ing lifestyle, along with his chair and beer pairings below. —INGRAIN, Fall/Winter 2019
STORY / Paul Cade
“The skills involved in building a chair and making beer don’t overlap very much. But for me, they each fulfill the same thing: the desire to both design something and turn that design into reality.”
Each created by innovative Californians, these cutting-edge products changed their markets forever. The chair and the beer are both as modern and relevant as the day they were first made.
Classic Barstool / Budweiser
Suitable for both small-town watering holes and urban dive bars, these products are truly made for the masses.
Peter Shire Bel Air Chair / Milkshake IPA
Fun and childlike but kind of like eating dessert for dinner. The phrase “too much of a good thing” comes to mind. (So much that I don't feel I can even choose a single milkshake IPA.)
There is a fine line between taking yourself seriously and taking yourself too seriously. These both walk that line gracefully.
Folding Lawn Chair / Stiegl-Radler
There are only a few things that can heighten the experience of being outside on a warm summer day. This folding lawn chair and a Stiegl-Radler are two of them. Add some good friends or a good book and you’ve pretty much reached perfection, in my opinion.
These iconic products take their inspiration from hundreds of years of rural French craftsmanship. Thonet and Dupont perfected mass production while maintaining their original spirit.
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