When Attitudes Become Chairs

Columbus Museum of Art

In recent years the world of furniture design has been completely transformed. Once a fairly restrictive field in which form tended to follow function, it is today one of the most dynamic of all creative disciplines. Across a wide range of approaches – sometimes powered by new technology, sometimes simply by their imaginations – artists and designers alike are dramatically expanding the possibilities for furniture. This exhibition focuses exclusively on cutting-edge chair forms, including works by Ron Arad, Wendell Castle, Shiro Kuramata, Humberto and Fernando Campana, and Gaetano Pesce, Donald Judd and John Chamberlain; as well as Joris Laarman, whose high-tech and high-concept designs are shown in particular depth.

Guest Curated by Marc Benda of Friedman Benda and Glenn Adamson

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art is located in the Short North at 632 North Park Street, Columbus, Ohio. Click here for visit information

Supported in part by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.


Ron Arad
Humberto and Fernando Campana
Wendell Castle
John Chamberlain
Paul Cocksedge
Donald Judd
Shiro Kuramata
Joris Laarman
Alessandro Mendini
Gaetano Pesce
Chris Schanck
Faye Toogood
Marcel Wanders

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