Vitra Presents the Documentary "Chair Time"

A history of seating from 1807 to this day. Now available for free streaming

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Vitra Presents the Documentary "Chair Time"
11/05/2020 - Vitra presents Chair Time, a documentary dedicated to the history of seating and the evolution of style, design and production. Directed by Heinz Bütler and first presented in 2018, the documentary is now available for free streaming on Vitra’s website and Vimeo.
 
“Chair Time” leads on a path through a ‘sea of chairs’: 125 objects, dating from 1807 to the latest 3D printed designs, are arranged in order of their production year, thus forming a timeline of modern seating design in the Vitra Schaudepot, the headquarters of the Vitra Design Museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
 
Serving as a guide on this journey into the past of seating design is Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman Emeritus of Vitra: 'Chairs are important witnesses of their time. This is true regardless of whether they express the fashion of a momentary trend or represent an epochal idea. They are portraits of their users and reflections of the production methods from which they emerge. We are able to perceive and comprehend an era – its social organization, its materials and technology, its aesthetic tastes – by observing its chairs. I would even claim that chairs are more multifaceted than any other everyday object.’

To support Rolf Fehlbaum, the roster of experts includes designers Hella Jongerius, Antonio Citterio, and Ronan Bouroullec, the architects and collectors Arthur Rüegg and Ruggero Tropeano, architect David Chipperfield, Peter Noever as Director Emeritus of MAK Vienna/Los Angeles, Vitra Design Museum director Mateo Kries, and VDM curators Amelie Klein and Jochen Eisenbrand as well as VDM collection curator Serge Mauduit.
 

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Vitra Presents the Documentary "Chair Time"

Vitra Presents the Documentary

Vitra Presents the Documentary "Chair Time"

Vitra Presents the Documentary

Vitra Presents the Documentary "Chair Time"

Vitra Presents the Documentary

Vitra Presents the Documentary "Chair Time"

Vitra Presents the Documentary

Vitra Presents the Documentary "Chair Time"

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