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Seen around L.A.: Demoted and there for the taking

Once they had a place in the kitchen or the dining room, modest chairs, perhaps all that the family could afford. Now they are demoted to the outdoors. Some are strategically placed, to reserve a parking space (chair dibs), to make a sale, to catch the view. They are lawn furniture, although... Photographs and text by Camilo Jose Vergara