By Dane Feldman
The American Institute of Graphic Arts is celebrating its centennial this year, as the oldest and largest “professional association for design.” In honor of the occasion, the AIGA Design Center in New York City is hosting an exhibit called “Facing Forward: AIGA at 100.” When the AIGA first began, they used Windsor-style chairs for their meetings. Inspired by the idiosyncrasies of their early, organic history, the 67 chapters of the AIGA were invited to decorate Real Good chairs donated by Blu Dot.
Below you can find chairs given the creative touch of such artists as Marian Bantjes, Laurie DeMartino and Charles Anderson, Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Ellen Lupton, as well as Mike Perry and Rick Valicenti, just to name a few. If interested in attending, the exhibition runs until April 4th. For more information, check out the AIGA website here.
All photos by Dane Feldman. For more photos in higher definition, check out the BTR Flickr account.