First, a chair needs legs, right? If the chair were to ever come to life, legs would allow it mobility. How would you feel if you were a chair who was, against all reason and precedent, granted consciousness and life. I know I’d feel great! Amazing, perhaps.
Now imagine your first few minutes: First, staggering confusion asking yourself
“How can wood be conscious?”
then your next few minutes would be acute bliss while you internally exclaim:
“Well, who cares FOR I AM ALIVE! I THINK THEREFORE I AM.”
Finally, and unfortunately, you then try to take a step forwards towards the unknown expanse of world which awaits your mental consumption and physical interaction.
“Egads!” you’d think. “I have no legs! My journey has come to an end before it had a chance to begin. Alas, what kind of cruel creator would build a chair without legs?!”
Not I, I say, not I.
The legs have a 5 degree bevel across the entire plane. This allows for the slanted arm rests which define the quintessential Morris Chair.
-- Tim Bridge, Northern NJ,"Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't." Pete Seeger