The launch of The Chair: A story of design and making in Aotearoa has been postponed due to printing delays – keep an eye out for a new date for this release celebration.
A vital record of our material culture as told by 110 chairs across 170 years.
Designed by Inhouse, The Chair book features new writing on each of the 110 chairs included in the exhibition and photographs taken across the country: together telling a story of design and making in Aotearoa.
It is introduced by an essay by Kim Paton and features writing by Mike Barrett, Zoe Black, Pete Bossley, Graeme Burgess, Andrew Clark, Hamish Coney, William Cottrell, Dan & Emma Eagle, Peter Herbert, Zoe Ikin, Paul Jenkin, Bronwyn Lloyd, Victoria McAdam, Bill McKay, Francis McWhannell, Anna Miles, Kim Paton, Mark Pennington, Antony Phillips, Damian Skinner, Rigel Sorzano, Linda Tyler and John Walsh.
We will celebrate the launch of Objectspace's most ambitious publication to date very soon! Keep an eye out on our channels for updates.
If you have pre-ordered a copy of the book, we will notify you as soon as copies have landed for collection/are out for delivery.
Publication design: inhouse.nz
Typefaces: The Future and The Future Mono
Printer: Everbest Printing Company, China
Editors: Kim Paton and Victoria McAdam
Copyeditor: Anna Hodge
Exhibition documentation and cover photograph: Sam Hartnett
The exhibition The Chair: A story of design and making in Aotearoa is presented by ECC and supported by Inhouse and Laminex.
Support from Inhouse, Simon James and John McCabe towards this publication is gratefully acknowledged by the editors and publisher.