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Exhibition: game of musical chairs in Lausanne


REPORT - At Platform 10, the Mudac exhibits the crazy collection of Thierry Barbier-Mueller in a scenography by Bob Wilson.

Special envoy to Lausanne

A chair, according to Thierry Barbier-Mueller, is not easy.

It grew out of denim rags, stacked like thicknesses and strapped like a makeshift shelter (

Rag Chai

, 1991, by salvage designer Tejo Remy).

It is made of sheets of corrugated cardboard, with its matching footstool, like two improbable old pink rocks dulled by time (

Red Beaver Chair

, 1980, by the great Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry).

She seems slightly wobbly, with her 4 twisted legs, her seat rolled up like a bicycle saddle and her cloudy blue backrest reaching out to you (


, 1983-1986, in brass, maple, organza and steel, by the late Czech architect and designer Borek Sipek).

It is animal, alive and enveloping like the serpent of Mexican tales (

Double-Headed Serpent Chair

, 1999, in painted wood, ceramic and mirror inlays, by Niki de Saint Phalle).

Even monastic, a sort of crucifix that has become seated, just by extension...

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Source: lefigaro

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