En linea barcelona
Design Week in Barcelona starts next week (June 12 to 20), to mark the occasion the renowned design showroom en linea barcelona located in the city centre has organised an exhibition focused on one of the most important, and humble pieces of furniture, the chair.
The objective of the Eames was to create a single piece shell that would adapt to the outline of the human body. The search for alternative materials led to the polyester resin reinforced with fibreglass, a previously unknown material within the furniture industry. This chair constituted a new type of furniture since the chair casing could be combined with different types of legs. Fiberglass the plastic chairs are among the most important furniture designs of the Twentieth Century. Charles and Ray Eames created them in 1948 when they took part in the "International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
En linea barcelona presents "the Chair of a Century" an exhibition exploring the development and evolution of the chair from its beginning to the present. The selection made with the collaboration and support of the Swiss company Vitra, is accommodated within the historical building of 1924 headquarters of en linea barcelona, from 1 to June 20.
An Eames RAR armchair will be raffled among all the people who attend the opening on Thursday, June 20, starting at 7:00 p.m.