THE MARGINALISED CHAIR - QCA DESIGN
Machinery St Gallery
18 October - 28 November 2020
The Marginalised Chair refers to 100 years of Bauhaus design and reinterprets the fundamental values and societal influences of the time embedded in the modernist chairs.
Selected students from Interior Design and Environments, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, relied on their individual reflections and creativity to develop a sustainable and re-imagined vision of a selected Bauhaus chair by adding today's issues of marginalisation. After twelve weeks of studio and workshop work, this exhibition presents their projects. Each chair highlights the student’s personal vision while seeking to provoke emotions among visitors. This exhibition explores the significance of chairs as markers of design evolution and as objects embedded with meaning, expression, experimentation and utility; uncovering ideas of transformation, convergence, imperfection, craftsmanship, human scale and social and environmental responsibility.
The Marginalised Chair features student designers:
The Cage by Connie Liang and Chih-Kai Yang
Reference: Racial Marginalisation
Punished Professions by Georgia McDonald and Samantha Green
Reference: the marginalisation of the Creative Industries as a profession
The Prosthetic Chair by Summer Higgins and Sarah McCredie
Reference: Marginalised disabled persons
We see and We Care Chair by Mona Hung and Chris Yan
IMAGE: © Punished Professions by Georgia McDonald and Samantha Green, 2020. © The Prosthetic Chair by Summer Higgins and Sarah McCredie