Seats

Depot Basel, Erlenmatt Areal
F T L E I V L

24 March – 27 May 2012

Preview
23 March 2012

Thank you for the support:
Roser AG
, Vitra Design Museum & Magazin!

Photography

Thierry Bruder

On the 23rd March, we at Basel Depot will opened our doors at our residence in Basel once again.

Depot Basel takes on the topic of SEATS for the prelude of the 2012 season. A regular chair consists of four legs and a backrest, however, according to demand a chair can also have three legs, diverse dimensions, shapes and outlines. We will take a close look at the past, present and future – of how chairs take shape and how they have changed with time.

Sibylle Stoeckli and Christian Horisberger will re-interpret Enzo Mari’s DO IT YOURSELF chairs from 1974. The workshop will be put into practice at Depot Basel together with the School of Design Basel – Renata Borer and Kuno Nüssli.

The project TAKE A SEAT initiated by AEKAE for “Café Z am Park” shows “Horgen Glarus’ chair Classic 1-380” re-designed by various designers.
Additionally, we show the favourite chairs of people from Basel.

In co-operation with the Czech design collective OKOLO we will present an illustrated selection of unusual seating in the history of Modern Design in the form of a limited edition publication.

Last but not least, the initiators of “Leuchtturm Kreative Wirtschaft” will round off our programme with the first talk of their new lecture series titled “MILK – Design dialogue #1” starting at 8 pm.

Contributors
Sibylle Stœckli

Design Researcher
Christian Horisberger

Furniture Designer
Related
Beloved Chairs

Exhibition

Radical Sitting – Hidden experiments in seating furniture 1900-1990

Printed Matter

RETHINKING ENZO MARI

Conversation

Seats – Making Of

Video

Seats – Pictures

Exhibition

Seats by Christian Horisberger

Commission

Seats by Sibylle Stoeckli

Commission

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