Cross Cultural Chairs. 8 chairs from 8 countries

Matteo Guarnaccia

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Publisher:
Onomatopee
The anatomy of our bodies requires sitting; but do we design seats in the same way? Has our means of sitting been colonised by Modern design? And how is the diverse, social-cultural act of sitting itself reflected in this functional commodity?

In observing and analysing social and cultural differences through chairs from eight cultures in the most populated countries, Sicilian designer Matteo Guarnaccia went on a field research to portray each country, in collaboration with select local design studios, to situate each cultural context into the form of a chair. This project diversifies the supposedly mundane parts of chair-culture and chair design, to open the conversation of identity, community and a reality divided into a global and local conglomerate expression through chairs.
Year
2021
Length
388 pages
Cover
Flexibook
Binding
Perfect binding
Dimensions
17 x 24 cm.