The Chair Collection Poster from the Vitra Design Museum

Designers: Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Eero Aarnio, Eero Saarinen, Eileen Gray, Gaetano Pesce, Geoffrey Harcourt, Hans J Wegner, Harry Bertoia, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, Marc Newson, Marcel Breuer, Mario Bellini, Michael Thonet, Mies Van der Rohe, Richard Meier, Robin Day, Steen Ostergaard, Verner Panton, Warren Platner

If you love furniture, you’ll love this timeline of chair design.

The Chair Collection poster presents 224 chairs selected from the Vitra Design Museum’s collection which contains over 7,000 pieces.

The chairs are grouped chronologically according to their year of creation, from the Chaise de Garde by Jean-Joseph Chapuis designed in 1802 to Joris Laarman’s 2014 creation with many classics in between such as the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair (as seen in Tron: Legacy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Psycho, Casino Royale (2006), Suits, House of Gucci), the Alvar Aalto Paimio 41 Armchair, the Hardoy Butterfly chair (as seen in The Moon is Blue, No Time To Die, Don’t Worry Darling) the Eames Lounge Chair (as seen in Iron Man, Sunday In New York, The Ghost Writer, Frasier, Malcolm & Marie, Always Crashing in the Same Car) and the Eero Saarinen Tulip chair (as seen in, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Casino Royale (2006) and The Fabelmans)

All creations are listed along with the original manufacturer of the first series of products.

This poster reveals the important milestones in the history of design from the 1800s to present day, creating a pathway through time leading to the creation of modern seating. A magnificent collection of emblematic works is presented to you.

In total, no less than 124 chair models have stood out in their time. These chairs all carry the memories of their times: Materials, shapes, colours… They reveal the often forgotten dreams of their time, the (sometimes utopian) aspirations of their designers, but above all to their vision of the world.

Rolf Fehlbaum, President of Vitra: “We can deduce and understand an era, its social order, its materials, its techniques and its taste by observing its chairs. I should point out that no other everyday object offers such diversity.”

This poster is not only a decorative object that makes for an original piece of decor, but is also an educational tool for all design lovers, universities, design schools and architects.

Dimensions : L 84 x H 119 cm