Quiz: Donald Judd or cheap furniture? | How About Orange

January 24, 2008

Quiz: Donald Judd or cheap furniture?

"Who?" I asked myself. Never heard of this dude, but I bet I can tell the difference between furniture made by a "famous minimalist sculptor" and Walmart. Ready? Go! Um.... my result: 58%. Oops. Test yourself! And learn more about Donald Judd here.

(Image from reverent.org)

50 comments:

Biddy said...

holy cow! i've never heard of him either, but i love online quizzes. um i definitely got 100%!

whoa!

Jeroen said...

1 wrong. Not bad.

Andi said...

I scored 83%. Apparently I know cheap furniture!

Jessica said...

I scored 100% and completely surprised myself! The hardest one for me was the little birch stool -- I thought it was a trick! I don't know squat about fancy modern furniture or design-y stuff, really, but the criteria I used was that any piece that had asymmetry had to be DJ and that anything I thought maybe I'd seen before, or that looked too slick and shiny, had to be WalMart. Maybe I just got lucky!

Grandma G said...

I'm not tellin' my score!! ;-\

But I do have to say that Donald Judd's chairs definitely do NOT look comfortable!

embee said...

i got 83%, but i have to say i mostly randomly guessed. there were a few that i knew, but for the most part i was just pulling it out of thin air!! i guess i'm a good guesser!

Jen in KS said...

I got the bare wood bed wrong. I'm no designer or artiste, but I just picked as "cheap" those things that I know I've seen in the Walmarts of my life, and those that seemed to show less imagination. I liked that dining table and chairs. Not my style, but I thought they were clever.

plumpudding said...

92%! Can't decide if I know more about sculpture or discount furniture.

Melanie Williams said...

100%! Yah for me!

kirsten schueler said...

wow! i got 100%! funny thing is that i thought some of it was ikea, which i guess is complimenting wal-mart! they are getting better i have to say, but i just hate going in there! its a ZOO!

kate said...

1 wrong....

Priceless?? Really??? hmmm.

act22 said...

I actually got 100%!

Jess said...

Whoa. I am in awe.

OIJOY PHOTO - the blog said...

I scored 100%! I am married to a furniture designer so that helped a little.

BeccaJane22 said...

I scored 92% - not too bad considering I don't have a clue who that Donald guy is.

Deana said...

One Wrong! :) it was the wood bed that got me - I should have known!the joins were good.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I got 100%...though it looks like a few of us did...guess we know our furniture!

erica said...

Fun! I got all correct but the daybed also. It was the use of knotty pine that I think I associated with cheap... As someone who builds furniture, I do have to question whether any of Judd's chairs (particularly those slim little corner stools) would hold up...but some nice visual designs anyway.

It certainly speaks to the proliferation of modern design in the big box stores, eh? Not that that is a bad thing...

Pencils said...

I got 100%. But then it wasn't difficult. No one at Walmart would buy those square chairs that look incredibly uncomfortable. And no one at Walmart would buy a daybed that looks like it was made out of a crate.

Priceless? I'm not impressed with Donald Judd's furniture. They're not beautiful, they're not terribly functional, and they don't have much to say about form--or anything else. Or maybe I just don't know much about art.

Larissa said...

67%. :-) apparently, genius is lost on me.

Jessica said...

I only missed the first one...it looked cheap to me...

the others seemed pretty obvious...

I love these quizes, you do such a great job of finding fun ones

studiosmith said...

92%. Blam! (I missed that oversized $65K raw wood bed).

salmonpoetry said...

whoa, i clicked on a whim and got 100%! never heard of donald judd and have set foot in a walmart exactly once, a decade ago. (but i admit to frequent trips to ikea).
that was fun, thanks!

Leslie said...

Yikes! I got a 100%! And probably not because I know who Donald Judd is, either. I think it's only because I know the "walmart look". Oops!

Rita in TX said...

92%, I missed the first one... I also know my cheap furniture I guess. I have been to IKEA one time too many...

Beth said...

83%. 65K for a bed? You must be joking. Save a rainforest or something.

jlynem said...

83%, but by the look of all these comments I shouldn't be so proud!

Angela said...

Ohh...98%! But I was just a good guesser. Any picture that looked like it was taken in a museum exhibit I guessed were his. Worked pretty well!

Kristin said...

I have heard of him, but I can't say that helped at all with the quiz. While I did get 100%, I can't say it had anything to do with familiarity with Judd. I studied medieval art, for goodness sake. But there was something obvious to me that was not obvious to my husband who scored 50%. This actually scares me.

Veronica said...

Haven't heard of DJudd either but I managed to get 100%. The styling of the photos was pretty telling.

r-dean said...

i got 100% too ;-) And I love your new fabrics!

Jan Garcia said...

Another one here. Never heard of the guy, but got 100%. Best guesser ever!

amber said...

i totally got 100%! I'm glad the broke it down at the end, piece by piece, because a lot of my were, for sure, guesses, and now I'm interested in learning more about Judd. Some things I recognized from the IKEA cataloge.

Anonymous said...

83 percent here

Martina said...

thanx for the link, i didnt know about the guy before. and the quiz is pretty easy :)

SallyF said...

ooh 83%, not too bad :-)
grwat quiz, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of him either but I scored 92% (one wrong!) hooray

Queenie... said...

100%, baby! I spend way too much time on apartmenttherapy, clearly.

Jess said...

Wow. You guys are amazing. I prefer to think everybody else who hasn't commented sucked like I did. I will pretend that's the case.

erika said...

I got 100% !!!

Anonymous said...

100% woo hoo! And to think most of my furniture is under $50 from Craigslist ;)

Mehlika Akkaya said...

I happened to see your blog just newly, and I loved it. And this quiz thing is a very good idea. I got 83%, the raw bed and the raw table were what I got wrong, but anyway, as I can't afford a Donald Judd, I'll have to go back and make peace with cheap furniture...

craftyclaire said...

Never heard of him, but got 83%, so not bad!!!

micheal jackson said...

It's easy to find Cheap Furniture for decorating your home in a modern style.

Copper Furniture said...

Its really not tough. Nice blog!

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Anonymous said...

this is about the best example of how stupid and often times worthless the internet can be, why don't you just be serious and look at the furniture critically instead of making a joke of life and of yourself?

David James said...

I actually got 100%!!!

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living room furniture said...

I'll rather go for the cheap furniture.

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