SEATS 05: Sibylle Stoeckli, Christian Horisberger, Enzo Mari / Depot Basel, Switzerland
March 24 - May 6, 2012
On the 23rd March (17-20 pm), Depot Basel will opened its doors at their residence in Basel once again.
Depot Basel takes on the topic of SEATS for the prelude of the 2012 season. A regular chair consists of four legs and a backrest, however, according to demands, a chair can also have three legs, diverse dimensions, shapes and outlines. We will take a close look at the past, present and future – of how chairs take shape and how they have changed with time.
Sibylle Stoeckli and Christian Horisberger will re-interpret Enzo Mari’s “Do It Yourself” chairs from 1974. The workshop will be put into practice at Depot Basel together with the School of Design Basel – Renata Borer and Kuno Nussli.
The project “Take a seat” initiated by AEKAE for “Café Z am Park” shows Horgen Glarus’ Classic 1-380 chair re-designed by various designers. Additionally, we show the favourite chairs of people from Basel.
In co-operation with the Czech design collective OKOLO we will present an illustrated selection of unusual seating in the history of Modern Design in the form of a limited edition publication.
Last but not least, the initiators of “Leuchtturm Kreative Wirtschaft” will round off our programme with the first talk of their new lecture series titled “MILK – Design dialogue #1” starting at 8 pm on Saturday, March 23.