I taught History of Design for my local university and fell in love with the Design Movements and had fun finding examples of each through the visual of furniture design, specifically through chairs. So here's sometimes crazy and sometimes amazing chairs throughout the various Modern Design movements. Enjoy!
Designed by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
The Arts and Crafts Movement was a reaction against the confusion of the mass-produced Victorian Aesthetic.
Designed in the 1890s
Art Nouveau was a reaction against the historicism of Victorian and Arts & Crafts. They focused on new forms and abstractions.
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Designed in the early 1900s
Designed by Josef Hoffmann
Designed in 1903
Produced for the Urkersdorf Sanatorium
Designed by Fortunato Depero
Italy, Late 1927
Designed by Marcel Duchamp
1st version produced in 1913
Part of Duchamp's Readymade series
"The readymade also defied the notion that art must be beautiful. "
- MoMA Learning
Designed by architect Boris Iofan
Designed in Russia, Late 1920s
"Sleek minimalistic forms, rigid structure, total absence of any embellishment. One of very few representing this style that survived during the World War II."
Designed by Gerrit Rietveld
Dutch architect and furniture designer
The Red & Blue Chair, designed in 1918
Designed by Marcel Breuer
Named the Wassily Chair, 1927
Designed by Walter Von Nessen
Designed in 1928
Created with aluminum, brass, and leather. Influenced by the skyscrapers that were erected during this period.