Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair
12:00 PM until Sunday, December 4, 2016 – 5:00 PM
The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human
body and the history of previous designs. The challenge
of chair design is to balance form and function; it is
as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This
exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and
the ‘object-ness’ of the chair as a sculptural statement.
Works from the eighteenth century to present day,
including modern icons by Eames, Rietveld, Schindler, and
Weber, reveal both the rejection and the revisiting of
earlier styles. Curated by Lilit Sadoyan, Curatorial Fellow
and Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture.