Grand Gentury, New York

Alessandro Agudio, Giorgio Armani, Alessandro Bava, Mario Bellini, Nathalie du Pasquier, Fausto Fantinuoli, Ugo La Pietra, Mario Milizia, Daniele Milvio, Salvo

curated by Michele d'Aurizio


The LES Chair (or Lower East Side Chair) is a prototype developed for the exhibition Nativity at Grand Century, an artist run gallery in Chinatown and it was inspired by its artist community. The chair is the latest development in a lineage that includes the Ancient Roman Sella Curulis, a symbol of imperial power, the Savonarola Chair, named after the monk who established a theocracy in Florence in the 15th century and Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair, a canonical modernist design. LES Chair shares with its predecessors the archetypical simplicity of their construction and tectonic (an X distributing loads and guaranteeing easy assemblage), while adapting it to robotic fabrication.

also exhibited at Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau curated by Felix Burrichter at Swiss Institute, New York in 2016