Pillory dinette

stupid designCalifornian designer James Piatt’s Pillory dinette is a wooden table with holes for the head and hands, in which offenders are formerly locked to be exposed to public scorn and informal meals as punishment.I don’t get it. Is the public supposed to eat informal meals in front of the offender and scorn them in between mouthfuls? And then get spit in their food when they turn away? Stupid. [Via we make money not art]

2005.04.11