Columbus Airport Chairs Originally uploaded by libraryman

This is a new exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery that started a couple weeks ago and runs until January 18, 2009.

The thought behind it is simple, or so it seems.

Nine leading furniture designers were asked to design 2 chairs (hence the name). The description from their website goes like this:

Each was approached to design two chairs for this exhibition. One chair was to address the functional nature of the chair, and the second to consider the theoretical role of the chair. Lo and behold, this inquiry led to yet another tangent – was it really necessary to design two chairs? Might it be possible to view one chair as two? A chair which addressed both the functional and conceptual aspects at hand?

OK, that totally just peaked my interest. I’ll be checking this out pronto.

Winnipeg Art Gallery