Robert Mugabe Yard Sale

I am, as I do so often, browsing through Ebay Germany looking for furniture and general inspiration. And I have found it indeed, although not quite as expected.

Have you ever seen anything QUITE that hideous?

Will somebody please tell me ONE redeeming quality or ONE reasonable purpose of these... things? Hell, they don't even have snob value. Who on earth is buying that for miserly EUR 450,00 a chair? Who has pre-owned it? Robert Mugabe?