CHAIR OF THE WEEK
WITH EMILIA KRAUS
Hello! My name is Emi, I am originally from Poland and I am currently in my second year at The Courtauld. I have a rather intense passion for chairs: their general aesthetic and design as well as their place in history and today’s society. Without sounding overly dramatic, I believe they are the backbone to our daily life and an aspect too easily overlooked in most ordinary situations. In short, I spend way too much of my time thinking about chairs, hence the birth of this column. Chair of the Week is a peek at some of my personal favourites, chairs that particularly draw in my attention through their unusual histories, materials, production processes and functions.
I am a firm believer in the idea that informative reading shouldn’t have to be dense, therefore I hope my column can be a breath of fresh air between troublesome texts you may encounter in your required reading. Please share any interesting chairs you see with me if you wish – it really brightens my day!