Thursday, September 27, 2012

Today- 200 Years of Sitting: The Chair - learn with Achilles, buy at Wright

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Tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Room and Board, 55 East Ohio, in an event co-sponsored by the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, SAIC professor Rolf Achilles will talk up Chair, an overview of the last 200 years in devices for sitting, from Rietveld,  to Wright, to Eames to Starck. "No other design creation better expresses our ever-changing mood."  The event is free; no ticket required.

And if that's not enough, head over to Wright on Hubbard for a noon auction today, (Thursday, September 27th) , Living Contemporary,  "a unique mix of art and design from the 20th and 21st centuries", including, from 1980. the A-Chair, the first furniture designed by architect Steven Holl.
In addition to art from the likes of Robert Motherwell and Ed Paschke, there's a wealth of design items going up for auction, including these Ron Arad rocking chairs . . .
Paolo Buffa armchairs from the Hotel Bristol,  Merano . . .
Gaetano Pesce's  dining set . .  .

Marcel Wanders' Knotted Rouge . . . 
and Pedro Friedeberg's Hand Foot Chair . . .
Sorry for the late notice, but probably if you're a buyer, you're already there.

Also today, there's Tristan Sterk at AIA Chicago, and Les Albums des Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes, with Freaks Freearchitects and A + R Salles at Alliance Fran├žaise de Chicago.  Check it all out - and a number of other events still to come -  on the September calendar here.







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