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Few objects tell the history of modern design as eloquently as the chair. Aesthetics trends, the emergence of new technologies, ergonomics, social and cultural developments are all reflected in the evolution of chair design.

This installation of chairs from the Design Museum Collection shows how the design of the chair has evolved from Michael Thonet’s invention of mass-manufactured furniture in the late 1800s and the early Modern Movement chairs of the early 1900s to the technologically advanced chairs of today.

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