This year for Detroit Month of Design, The Cranbrook Academy of Art 3D Design Department will be hosting the “Cranbrook Chair Show”, an exhibition of art and design works centered around the subject of the ‘chair’. In continuation of The Academy’s strong tradition of producing iconic chair designs, the exhibition will feature works in all media that offer a strong point of view about the meaning of a chair.
The Cranbrook Academy of Art 3D Design department is an experimental laboratory to explore human needs as expressed in the furniture and products we live with. Through a process of questioning, making and discussing, the graduates develop a broad critical framework for evaluating design. It straddles the contexts of industrial design as it relates to mass production and fine design, situated in the overlap between design, fine art, and craft.
The Cranbrook Chair Show has been something of a tradition for the 3D design program. The show is meant to be fun, show a range of approaches to the topic of ‘chair’ and connect with the community during the open house dates of Detroit Month of Design.