Michael Wolf is a photographer working out of Hong Kong and possibly other cities. A while back I ran into his photos of what he called "Bastard Chairs." I would have picked a more flattering term, but bastard chairs is probably what most people would regard them as. In any case, these chairs are what you get when people who are not professional chair makers improvise on chair repair. They are in a sense, folk technology. Go to the link http://photomichaelwolf.com/#bastard-chairs/1 to see more examples.
The box men of Shinkuju Station.