From the suggestive to the precarious, a new exhibition casts the humble chair in a new light, writes Louisa Buck.
Q: When is a chair more than just a chair? A: When it is an artist’s chair. It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that sculpture can be experienced as much by the body as in the mind, and nowhere is this truth more evident than in Large Glass’s deftly-curated show devoted to artistic responses to the chair, that most familiar resting place for our human form. For while you may not be able to sit on this multifarious array of sculptural seats made by some of the leading names in art and design, the bodily frissons nonetheless come thick and fast.