Watch The Throne

Eleonor Botoman
9 min readJan 4, 2023
Illustration by Marc Simonetti for “The World of Ice & Fire” (2014)

Author’s Note: This essay contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, both the books and the TV adaptation.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe once remarked that “a chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier.” It’s a surprising, provocative consideration: that chairs, for all of their small-scale simplicity, still find ways to challenge us through their demands as both a decorative and…

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