Anthropology of chairs through design

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Project: Síntesi


Anthropology of chairs through design

Cross Cultural Chairs is a project by former IED student Matteo Guarnaccia. The idea behind the project was to research social and cultural differences based on chairs, in a project that blends anthropology with design and draws on the importance of seating and ways of sitting according to different cultures.

The project traces a journey to discover eight of the world’s peoples, building a triangular collaboration between local design, craft furniture makers and CCC. Based on his understanding of the cultural context, the production process and the use of locally-sourced materials, this former student from the Undergraduate Degree in Product Design will make a chair in each country together with a local studio, creating a portfolio of eight chairs as part of his research work. He will also produce a book, a documentary and an exhibition at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.

The project will be launched on 20 September at 6.30 pm at Arts Santa Mónica, along with a crowdfunding campaign backed by the support of IED Barcelona.


Project presentation and launch

Date: 20 September 2018

Time: 6.30 pm to 9 pm.

Venue:  Max Cahner Hall. Arts Santa Mònica – La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona