More Than Four Legs: A Closer Look at Chairs

August 10, 2008-January 19, 2009

Chairs: We all sit in them, but how often do we really look at them? This installation by Carla Atwood Hartman invited visitors to consider design as an art form by drawing attention to overlooked features of the chairs in which we sit, from the simple to the luxurious, hand-crafted to mass-produced. The exhibition included chairs from Carla Atwood Hartman’s private collection and featured chairs designed by Hartman's grandparents, 20th century design legends Charles and Ray Eames. Visitors were able to design and build their own model chair to add to the display or take home in the free art studio.

Image credit: Carla Atwood Hartman. Photograph by Barry Gutierrez.

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