Sitting on Air: A Brief History of the Cantilever Chair

The Deep Dive with Mateo Kries

In our second session of The Deep Dive, Mateo Kries, the director of the Vitra Design Museum and the editor of The Atlas of Furniture Design discusses the Cantilever chair’s rich history of experimentation and innovation.

This illustrated talk examines the impact of new technologies on the design and unique typology of cantilever seating, tracing different designers’ take on it over time.


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