100 Years - 100 Chairs
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Opening
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March 11th - April 30th, 2006
March 10th, 2006 at 16:00 Seoul Museum of Art
Seoul Museum of Art
Seoul Museum of Art, Vitra Design Museum, Laurence Geoffrey’s, Ltd.
Embassy of Switzerland in Korea
Monthly Design
Seomi & Tuus
Exhibiting 100 chairs from the Vitra Design Museum as an overview of 20th century design. Famous designers include: Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbuisier, Verner Panton, Frank Lloyd Wright, Philippe Starck. Photographs of famous personalities on Vitra chairs by Christian Coigny and Joon Choi are also exhibited.
Highlights
Adolf Loos
No. 255, Cafe Museum
Josef Hoffmann
No. 670, Sitzmaschine
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Willow Tea Rooms
Gerrit T. Rietveld
Roodblauwe Stoel
Marcel Breuer
B 3, Wassily
Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret,
C. Perriand
B 306
Jean Prouve
for Cite Universitaire, Nancy
Hans Coray
Landi
Gerald Summers
Armsessel / Armchair
Charles & Ray Eames
DCW
Eero Saarinen
No. 70/74, Womb Chair
Charles & Ray Eames
La Chaise
A. & P.G. Castiglioni
No. 220, Mezzadro
Gio Ponti
No. 699, Superleggera
Harry Bertoia
No. 422, Diamond Chair
Verner Panton
Panton Chair
Eero Aarnio
Pastilli
Studio 65
Bocca
Frank O. Gehry
Wiggle Side Chair
Archizoom/P. Deganello
No. 650, AEO
Alessandro Mendini
Poltrona di Proust
Ettore Sottsass jr.
Seggiolina da Pranzo
Ron Arad
Well Tempered Chair
Jasper Morrison
Thinking Man's Chair I
Frank O. Gehry
High Sticking High Back Chair
Philippe Starck
Lord Yo
Marc Newson
Orgone Chair (No. 4/6)
The extensive furniture collection of the Vitra Design Museum consisting mainly of chairs, but also including lamps and many other types of interior furnishings, provides the primary basis for its activities. In this exhibition titled “One Hundred Years - One Hundred Chairs”, all of the important stylistic eras of industrial furniture design are represented from the beginning of industrial mass production to Functionalist designs, to the Postmodern furniture objects of the 1980s and contemporary designs.
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