A chair, projected.
Curated by Burkhard Meltzer
8 February – 16 March 2019
Opening 7 February, 6-8 pm
Opening hours Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5 pm
If a well-known chair was a drawing, its outline could be projected on anything. And – of course – it wouldn`t be a chair anymore. If a shape starts to circulate in various forms, it will be shared among different contexts. While some forms might become a rather generic reservoir of images through a permanent flow on websites, social media accounts or in magazines, others stay specific in their particular way. Relating to design, the shape of a well-known chair might persist less through its originality, but more with the cultural background that it evokes. Even, if you aren’t familiar with the details of a design history icon, you would certainly have come across its appearance by browsing through booking platforms or someone`s photo stream. Design – through its omnipresence in how we imagine the space that we are inhabiting – seems to be a widespread, but specific phenomenon at the same time.