Chair Times


The companion book »Chair Times: A History of Seating« takes the reader on a journey through a »sea of chairs«: 124 objects dating from 1807 to the latest 3D-printed designs are arranged in the order of their production year to create a timeline of modern furniture design. Professionals in the design field (gallerists, curators, conservators, artists, and designers) were invited to choose objects from the Vitra Design Museum collection to discuss; contributors include Franco Audrito, Ronan Bouroullec, David Chipperfield, Antonio Citterio, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Susanne Graner, Hella Jongerius, Maira Kalman and Amelie Klein, among others.

Serving as guide on this excursion: Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman Emeritus of Vitra.


Published as a companion to the documentary film of the same name, the book includes a USB drive with the associated feature documentary as well as the Chair Stories: a series of short interviews with key design protagonists about the history of seating design.


Hardcover, DE/EN
Includes USB drive with film
Film in German with English subtitles
8.5 x 7.5 in
248 pages, approx. 220 images

  • Size (l/h):
  • 190 x 210 mm
  • ISBN:
  • 9783945852286

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