PS Art Museum Architecture & Design Center Reopening With “The Modern Chair” Exhibition
The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion will reopen with the exhibition The Modern Chair which follows a timeline of the development of the modern chair starting with the famous Thonet “B-9” bent wood armchair (circa 1905), which is widely considered the first modern chair. Le Corbusier frequently used it in his early architecture as there was no other modern furniture readily available at the time. The Modern Chair will trace the evolution from the first cantilevered example by Mart Stam, and then onward to designs of current times.
Technological and stylistic advances pushed chair design forward at a breakneck speed in the 20th century like no other time before. The exhibition will also contain important examples of 21st century as well.
This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and curated by Brad Dunning, architecture and design specialist, with support from Rochelle Steiner.
Lead sponsorship for this exhibition provided by Elizabeth Edwards Harris and Trina Turk.
Funding provided by Allred Collaborative, Geoffrey De Sousa & José Manuel Alorda, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Mimi & Steve Fisher, David Knaus & Mark Ingram, Sarah McElroy, Tim Prendergast & Christopher Mizeski (Christopher Anthony Ltd.), Modern Hacienda, Palm Springs Life, Ronnie Sassoon & James Crump, Bonnie Serkin & Will Emery, Cindra & Rod Stolk.
Additional funding is also provided by Fred & Nancy Baron, Robert Campbell – Realtor & Donald Daniels, Jane Emison & Mike Tierney, Amanda & Michael Erlinger, Robert D. Kleinschmidt, Nancy Sinatra, Rebecca & Phillip Smith.
This season’s exhibitions are sponsored by the Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation and Yvonne & Steve* Maloney.