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Creating the Contemporary Chair

From transparent ghost chairs to those resembling killer whales.
By Hudson Brown
March 13, 2017
By Hudson Brown
March 13, 2017

While chairs are often overlooked as ordinary objects in our homes, Creating the Contemporary Chair argues the chair is a focal point for the evolution of design vernacular — and that it even symbolises an object's ability to express ideas.

Having fixated designers for decades, this Melbourne Design Week exhibition will present 35 provocative designs from 1980 to 2016. The exhibition has been in development for two years and includes several prominent international designers such as Jacopo Foggini, Helen Kontouris, gt2p and Porky Hefer, who designed the above killer whale piece. It will be on show at NGV International from Friday, March 17.

Image: Fiona Blackfish (2015), Porky Hefer.

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