Sitting on Art

Inside the wonderful Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, is a selection of classic chair designs. You can sit in each, enjoy – or suffer – their design, and then hop to the next classic design.

As someone who has a thing about chairs, my photograph of a cardboard chair from 2008 is a great example, this exhibit was a delight.

Marcel Breuer, armchair, designed 1925 – 1927
Marcel Breuer, armchair, designed 1925 – 1927
Charles and Ray Eames, LCW (lounge chair wood), designed 1945
Charles and Ray Eames, LCW (lounge chair wood), designed 1945
Harry Bertoia, Diamond chair, model no 421, designed or Knoll, 1950 – 1952
Harry Bertoia, Diamond chair, model no 421, designed or Knoll, 1950 – 1952
Verner Panton, Panton chair, designed for Vitra, 1959 – 1960
Verner Panton, Panton chair, designed for Vitra, 1959 – 1960
Verner Panton, Panton chair, designed for Vitra, 1959 – 1960
Verner Panton, Panton chair, designed for Vitra, 1959 – 1960
Philippe Starke, Dr Glob chair, designed for Kartell, 1988
Philippe Starke, Dr Glob chair, designed for Kartell, 1988

That last chair was designed by the same Philippe Starke who designed the Free.fr Revolution box connecting me to the Internet.