Thursday, 1 October 2009

1957 Classic chair in 2009

The Chair Arch designed by Martino Gamper, sponsored by Ercol.
It is one of the artpiece in London Design Festival 2009.

This striking installation marks the celebration of London’s moment as the creative capital of the world, and provides a stunning focal point in the V&A Garden.

In Victorian Britain, unusual arches made from local commodities were often constructed to celebrate local industry. This installation by Wallpaper* Magazine takes inspiration from the first Chair Arch, constructed in 1877 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s visit to High Wycombe; the arch attracted great admiration from Her Majesty, who had the coach stopped to enable her to take a closer look.

The Chair Arch is made by Ercol's classic stacking chair, which's designed in 1957 by Lucian Ercolani was revived in 2002 by Margaret Howell.

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