Stools / JF Chen & Marta

STOOLS from the JF Chen Collection, by Marta & JF Chen.

STOOLS and its contents are artful reminders that, despite immediate recognition of form—the identification of a stool, as such—there is no single language of creation or fabrication. We know an object is for sitting because the spirit of its design invites the body to do so. Through this intuitive dialogue, the stool becomes a mirror in which the everyday is reflected, observed, and made endlessly new. - Marta

The exhibition includes over 120 stools at two sites.

Josef Hoffmann

Isamu Noguchi and Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Yrjö Kukkapuro

T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings

Thonet and Phillip Lewis

There are many "Attribution Unknown" which is fitting for the humble stool. 
I'm a sucker for rope seats.

Eames X 3

Stacy Dukes and Tokukichi Kato

Unknown but FLW-ish

Isokon in the middle

In addition to curating the exhibition and forthcoming catalog, Marta is hosting a portion of the exhibition at their Echo Park Gallery.

George Nelson and friends

Marcel Breuer

On view at JF Chen’s C Project and at Marta until June 18, 2022