"6th Wooden Chairs for Daily Life" Exhibition
This event has ended.
Chairs we sit on every day at work and at home. Chairs are wrappings for the human body, a functional tool, and perhaps the piece of furniture with the most "human" components to it. Since the booming period of high economic growth in the 1960s, living habits in Japan have gradually come to embrace and accept Western styles of living, including the widespread use of chairs. With the influence of Western and European culture, the act of sitting has come to move away from the tatami mat and towards the use of chairs. This period saw the use and development of processed, industrial materials come to replace natural ones, leading to a rise in the production of chairs that could be made cheaply and easily. Chairs thereafter became a sort of consumer product that was produced in large quantities. Certain Japanese designers and artisans who produced those chairs took into consideration particular Japanese lifestyle habits, climate, environment, and the special tactile and textural qualities of wood as a material.
This open-call exhibition held once every two years showcases the natural warmth, functionality, design qualities and ideal "seating" qualities. The 6th edition of the exhibition saw over 624 submissions, out of which about 100 winning and selected entries will be put on display.
From 2008-06-05 To 2008-07-08