Chaise. Stoel. Chair. Defining Design.


13/05/2020 - 04/10/2020

Chaise. Stoel. Chair. Defining Design. :: © ADAM - Brussels Design Museum Chaise. Stoel. Chair. Defining Design. :: © Regis-R, Broom Chair, 2018.

Because of utility, experimentation, irony, demand, because of simple need or desire, the chair seems to be an essential course of the trail of many designers.

With the ambition to reconcile functionality, comfort and aesthetics, it continues to adapt to the habits of society and to the evolution of different ways of sitting. As an everyday object by excellence, it is designed to fit our body adapted to our needs. Conjoined with materials and textures, the concept takes shape: chair, seat, bench, stool, lounge chair, office chair, rocking chair, ottoman or folding chair.

From Marcel Breuer's Wassily to Konstantin Grcic's Myto, through Joe Colombo's Tube Chair, the chair translates the materialization of a cultural, technical, historical and social baggage.

Created from the collections of London Design Museum, ADAM - Brussels Design Museum and Galila's Collection (Brussels), the exhibition Chair. Stoel. Chair: Defining Design retraces the design world of the past 100 years through this object - the chair - in constant redefinition, reaffirmation and hybridization.

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