The exhibition Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design boldly goes where few museum exhibitions dare to go...you're allowed to touch the art. That's right. You read that correctly. You're allowed to touch and—most importantly—sit on a large portion of the work in the exhibition.
Grcic, a contemporary German designer, is known for creating exceptionally functional household items including, but not limited to lamps, bookcases, buckets, chairs, salad servers, and sofas. Also a big fan of Formula One racing, the exhibition is designed like a racetrack, with a selection of his chairs, stools, and other seating devices located in the "infield." And it's these works that visitors are allowed to test drive.
Check out the video above for an in-depth interview between Grcic and Neville Bryan Curator of Design Zoë Ryan. Or, better yet, visit the exhibition before it closes on January 24.
5 hours 52 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OCTOBER 14—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing!
See the groundbreaking exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present with special tours and late-night access. And check out live performances by Phebe Starr and Campdogzz, plus DJ sets from Shaka 23.
Attendees must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.
9 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each Thorne Miniature Room is a tiny window to a larger world.
In Drawing Rooms, see the tiny rooms scaled to life-size. Remix and decorate them with drawings, then create your own miniature space—now available in the Ryan Learning Center's Interactive Gallery.