Anna Queen Chair
Like Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi (1925~) is also known for his architecture, but he also often produces furniture to express his design ideas and style. Like other designers and architects of the 1980s, Venturi was very disgusted with the dominating influence of modernism on the design field and tried to develop a design style with playfulness, decoration, exaggeration and history. In response to the slogan that Mies van der Rohe once proposed, "less is more", Venturi retorted, "less boring." For Venturi, in the postmodern period, "complexity" and "contradiction" are better slogans than functionalism and rationalism.
In the first pieces of furniture designed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Venturi borrowed from the iconic symbols of almost all major artistic innovation movements in history – from Sheraton and Chippendale. ), to the Gothic Revival and the Art Nouveau. In the Queen's Queen's chair, he created the chair with the same pattern before and after using the feminine beauty of the early 18th century interior style. Its bold lines and the appearance of a folding carton are easily reminiscent of the sturdy contours of Venturi's buildings, such as the bold attempt to imitate classicism at the St. Petersburg Hall of the National Gallery in London. Venturi also painted this chair with rich colors and complex patterns, some of which even went beyond the border.
The Queen's Queen's chair is not just a simple mix and match. It is actually a bold experiment, showing how designers can draw design inspiration from various places and periods, and still make the work look very avant-garde and contain Deep meaning.
Figure 1 below: From the Anna Queen's chair with a flat side like a paper box, it is obvious that the designer's appropriation of historical elements and modern spirit.
Picture 2 below: From the side, Robert Venturi's chair has a surprisingly slim figure that contrasts sharply with the wide frontal look.