chaise. stoel. chair. defining design.
26.03.2021 > 29.08.2021
The Chair. Stoel. Chair. Defining Design exhibition retraces the world of design from the end of the 19th century to the present day through this object - the chair - in constant redefinition, reaffirmation and hybridisation.
By utility, experimentation, irony, claim or by simple envy, the chair appears as one of the "unavoidables" of the path of many designers. As an everyday object, it materialises and sometimes questions the cultural, technical and historical background of society. Using a variety of materials and textures, the concept takes various forms: chaise longue, office chair, wheelchair, seat, bench, stool, pouffe or folding chair. Five routes explore the different themes of a design project. A subjective selection creates new and unique interactions and dialogues between 100 chairs from the collection of The Design Museum, London, the Design Museum Brussels and Collector Galila Barzilai Hollander, Passion Obsession Collection, P.O.C. (who quotes: “ChairWoman” what else? "Worrying like a rocking-chair gives you something to do ,but leads you nowhere", it isn’t much what is on the table that matters as what’s on the chairs."
I wonder what chairs think about all day , probably “oh here comes another asshole” Robin Williams