mudac is presenting one of the largest private collections of artist, designer and architect chairs in the world. This collection, initiated in the 1990s, is full of original seating designs and its owner, Thierry Barbier-Mueller, has taken the step of presenting it to the public after more than 20 years of confidential passion. The quality of this ensemble is unique and goes far beyond the usual typology of chairs: innovative research and formal designs, the use and assembly of experimental materials, and the interplay of scale and function characterises this bountiful collection.
A chair and you presents this object in four acts in scenic situations that reveal the history of design from the 1960s to the present day.
The exhibition includes work by Ron Arad, Andrea Branzi, Byung Hoon Choi, Estudio Campana, Shiro Kuramata, Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass, and Marcel Wanders.