"Do Not Sit Down This Time" - Seating Furniture from the Museums Collection
Museum of Modern Art | Picture Gallery, Olomouc/Moravia
From 09.06. to 09.10.2011
The collection of applied art of the Olomouc Museum of Art, founded in 1997, showed nearly 200 items and illustrated in a representative manner the evolution of the design of seating furniture from the mid-19th century up to the beginning of the 21st century. Although it was focused primarily on seating furniture designed by renowned designers there were also significant industrial products. It included a comprehensive collection of bentwood furniture made by the Moravian companies Thonet and J. & J. Kohn, Art Nouveau furniture by Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, Otto Wagner and Dušan Jurkovič, as well as examples of modern 20th century design (e.g. Mies van den Rohe, Jindřich Halabala, etc.), seating furniture from the 1960s (Bohemia, Italy) and examples of artist’s furniture (Yves Klein, Milan Knížák and the Atika Group). This representative exhibition ranked among the most attractive projects of the year.
Dr. Anežka Šimková had made a great exhibition. As she said in an interview, this exhibition was the result of over 15 years of collecting activities. Congratulations for such a successful presentation.
At the exhibition, a comprehensive catalog is published, which can be purchased at the museum and will also be sent on request. Here one can look a little inside the exhibition already.