THE MODERN CHAIR INTERPRETIVE BOOK - A collector's tour to 60 chairs

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Chairs illustrate our inventiveness and changing sense of fashion, as well as architectural trends, socioeconomic and societal concerns, symbolic content, and aspirational longings. This eclectic overview does not attempt to be comprehensive, authoritative, or rigorously academic but strives to illustrate how the challenge of chair design seems endlessly to ignite creativity and experimentation. More than any other piece of furniture, chairs reflect and express the way we live and have lived. Exhibition Curator Brad Dunning

Cover Image:
Verner Panton (Danish, 1926-1998), Heart Cone Chair, 1958, fabric, foam, and metal, 35 x 38 1/2 x 28 1/4 inches.
Courtesy of Palm Springs Art Museum, Promised gift of Donna J. and Cargill MacMillan, Jr., L2008-60. Photograph by Yoshihiro Makino.