Designer chairs on display

Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe
Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe

AN exhibition of designer chairs is to go on display at a Lancaster gallery.

From Saturday, January 28, the Storey Gallery, Meeting House Lane, presents A Century of Chairs, an exhibition of over 50 chairs on loan from the Design Museum in London, and fresh from a recent exhibition in Korea.

This exhibition focuses on the different ways people use chairs, along with the technological developments and cultural shifts, that have influenced their design.

Suzy Jones, who produced the exhibition for the gallery, said: “The chair has a simple function - to elevate and support the sitter whilst they eat or read, work or lounge.

“A chair usually has a seat, four legs, and a back. A chair without a back is a stool, when raised up this is a bar stool. A chair with arms is an armchair.

“This seemingly straight forward object has become an icon of design, filling the archives of design museums across the world, demanding more cultural space and higher prices than any other piece of furniture.”

See the Lancaster guardian (26-01-12) for full story.