Creating the Contemporary Chair
The Gordon Moffatt Gift

March 17 - October 15, 2017

National Gallery Victoria

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gt2P (Great Things to People)
Remolten N1: Revolution Stool L, Quitralco, Villarica Volcano, 2016
Stoneware structure, volcanic lava
17.75 x 14.25 x 14.25 inches
45 x 36 x 36 cm

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Creating the Contemporary Chair presents arresting and provocative chair designs by some of the most interesting Australian and international designers practicing in recent decades. Comprising thirty-five new acquisitions supported by Gordon Moffatt AM, this exhibition explores the significance of chairs as markers of design evolution and as objects embedded with meaning, expression, experimentation and utility.  Works on display range in date from 1980 to 2016 and include examples from around the globe.

 

Two years in development, Creating the Contemporary Chair explores the allure of the chair and its enduring hold over the designer.  Offering fresh perspectives on chairs designed in our time the exhibition features works by Tord Boontje, Jacopo Foggini, Konstantin Grcic, gt2P, Porky Hefer, Helen Kontouris, Ross Lovegrove, Christien Meindertsma, Patricia Urquiola, Jólan van der Wiel and Oskar Zieta to name a few.

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