Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era

On View: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2000 to Sunday, February 11, 2001

This exhibition features 100 chairs designed between 1920 and 1980 from the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. These masterpieces highlight the concepts, styles, and materials central to furniture design in the modern era. Chairs in wood, metal, glass, and synthetics, are prominently featured. The exhibition is organized into six sections—Technology, Construction, Organic Design, Reduction, Decoration, and Manifesto—and includes works by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others.

Organized by Vitra Design Museum curators Peter Dunas and Mathias Schwartz-Clauss. Sponsored by IKEA.