THE MEXICAN CHAIR. DESIGN AND IDENTITY (2016)
THE MEXICAN CHAIR.
DESIGN AND IDENTITY
MUSEO FRANZ MAYER
JUL 09 2010 - SEP 05 2010
The exhibition, which was part of the celebrations for f the Franz Mayer Museum’s 30th anniversary, appraised the act of sitting through a selection of chairs and seats used in Mexico, from the pre-Columbus period to the present day. From pieces of popular art, to new Spanish and European manufactures, to the creations by contemporary architects and designers that have become collectors' pieces.
The Franz Mayer Museum collection included an inclusive collection of chairs and seats with varied decorations that are of significance not only for their varying artistic language in terms of aesthetics and functionality, but also for the rich variety of materials and techniques used in their manufacturing. Additionally, illustrating the skill and ability of embroiderers, weavers, carpenters, tanners, blacksmiths and painters involved in the elaboration of these pieces with Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassical and Victorian influences.