I'm making a branded content series for an artistic lighting company exploring how objects in our lives hold meaning, and sometimes emotional memories over time. I'm looking to speak with people who have vivid memories of objects and furniture in their households that hold a special meaning to them. It could be a chair or a light, or something else.
Here is an example from a friend of mine:
When I was growing up, we had a brown leather chair in the corner of the living room. Every evening after dinner, my father would take the chair with a glass of whisky and read from whatever mystery book he had at the time. No matter what chaos we as kids were causing around him, he remained calm and focused on his stories. I remember so many holidays with him sitting in it, birthdays, and family gatherings, it's funny to think how much time he spent in that chocolate brown chair. As time passed, the chair, like him, became weathered and tired. He certainly could have replaced it with the latest recliner but there it was such a part of his evening ritual and character, I couldn't imagine him replacing it, and thankfully he didn't. When he ultimately passed, we kept the chair for a while, and it held the loose shape of him. My sister used it in her starter home, where her kids climb all over it, it's been graced with juice spills, Disney stickers and crayons, not too different from when I was a kid. I can picture him with the same coy smile, amidst the chaos, enjoying his glass of whisky and his mystery novel.