The Backstory on the Big Chair

Feb 11, 2017

Lars Speyer

It’s hard to miss The Big Chair, a large, whimsical piece of public art alongside Highway 116 south of Sebastopol. But it has some serious intentions behind it.

Kenny Forrest provides some perspective on the size of the Big Chair, standing on the seat at its first home in Aptos. No one is allowed to climb on the chair in it's new location, where it is protected by a chain link fence.
Credit Courtesy of Kenny Forrest

Because the original chair was exposed to the elements for ears, it required some repairs before being seet up at its new home, explains Kenny Forrest.

The installation of a formal memorial to Lars Speyer next to the chair is planned for later this spring.