The Design Museum has a 150-year collection of chairs, praising the importance of chairs in the history of design around the world.
Introducing 50 selected chairs that “changed the world” from the museum’s vast collection, also known as the 20th Century Design Hall of Fame, along with the designer’s episodes and the background behind the birth of the chairs.
Just by looking at these 50 chairs, you will surely see the history of design in the world!
● Contents 50 chairs that changed the world
Cranston tea room chair
Purkersdorf Sanatorium Chair
Cabaret Fredermouth Chair
Red blue chair
Paimio Lounge Chair
Stacking stool NO.60
LAR / DAR / RAR
Wire mesh chair “DKR”
Eames Lounge Chair “670”
Wiggle side chair
How High The Moon
Tree trunk bench
- Release Date:
- August, 2012
Born in 1961. Woodworking designer.
He joined De-Sign (currently Carl Hansen & Søn Japan) in 1991 after being involved in furniture production at Gotanda Seisakusho.
He is involved in sales promotion and product management (inspection, repair, import business) such as Y chairs. He is instrumental in registering the three-dimensional trademark of the Y chair.
After leaving the company in 2014, he established sim design. In addition to working as a designer, he also receives replacements and repairs for paper cords such as Y-chairs.
He has participated in competitions since he was enrolled in the company, and has won many prizes. In 1998, he won the 1st “Wooden Chair Exhibition in Living” Grand Prix, and in 2015, “Craft City Takaoka Craft Competition” Factory Craft Category Grand Prix.
Shigeru Sakamoto’s Books
Born in 1955. Editor, chair researcher.
In addition to chairs and furniture, he edits and writes with the main theme of wood, from forests and wood to wood crafts.
Takaaki Nishikawa’s Books
50 Chairs that changed the world – The Design Museum Collection¥2,420
A picture book of trees and wood that shows the types and characteristics of materials and uses¥3,520
Secret of Y chair – Thorough dissection of Wegner’s timeless masterpiece chair¥2,420
Anatomical view of masterpiece chairs¥3,520