Talking Points: History of Chair Design

A collection of sources and imagery to explore the history of chair design.

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Explore how chair design has evolved over time with these video.

Questions to Ask Children

Out of the chairs you’ve seen, which is your favourite and why? How would it feel to sit in it?

What do you think designers throughout the ages were trying to say with their chairs?

Raw Edges designs Kenny chair and Sugar stool

Watch this video of a chair being built.

See how design firm Populous are coming up with new ideas for seating solutions in public spaces.

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