The PS Art Museum Architecture & Design Center reopens its doors with the exhibition “The Modern Chair”
The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion will reopen with The Modern Chair exhibition which follows a chronology of the development of the modern chair starting with the famous Thonet “B-9” bentwood armchair (circa 1905), which is widely considered the first modern chair. Le Corbusier used it frequently in his early architectures as there was no other modern furniture readily available at the time. The modern chair will trace the evolution from the first cantilevered example of Mart Stam, on to the designs of the present times.
Technological and stylistic advancements have driven chair design forward at breakneck speed in the 20th century like never before. The exhibition will also contain important examples from the 21st century.
This exhibition is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum and curated by Brad Dunning, specialist in architecture and design, with the support of Rochelle Steiner.
Main sponsorship of this exhibition provided by Elizabeth Edwards Harris and Trina Turk.
Funded by Allred Collaborative, Geoffrey De Sousa & JosÃ© Manuel Alorda, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Mimi & Steve Fisher, David Knaus & Mark Ingram, Sarah McElroy, Tim Prendergast & Christopher Mizeski (Christopher Anthony Ltd.), Modern Hacienda, Palm Springs Life, Ronnie Sassoon & James Crump, Bonnie Serkin & Will Emery, Cindra & Rod Stolk.
Additional funding is also provided by Fred & Nancy Baron, Robert Campbell – Realtor & Donald Daniels, Jane Emison & Mike Tierney, Amanda & Michael Erlinger, Robert D. Kleinschmidt, Nancy Sinatra, Rebecca & Phillip Smith.
This season’s exhibitions are sponsored by the Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation and Yvonne & Steve * Maloney.