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Choosing a Gift
Thank you for your participation in our discussion, and for helping us choose which piece if furniture to add to the collection. Your feedback is very appreciated!
Wood chair! I think it was in a dream I had. Or will have.
David - 8.14.2011 - 2:59 PM
I am surprised at my decision to support the addition of the "Madame Dakar" chair. I just love the vibrancy and especially the representation of contemporary art from African artists.
Kelli - 8.14.2011 - 12:52 PM
I personally like Mark Newson's wood chair. It has a beautiful organic look. It incorporates the simple nature of wood with modern design creating a beautiful chair.
Sonia R - 8.11.2011 - 11:54 PM
I LOVE the Wood chair. It is just plain elegant, simple, and my eyes got caught into its line. Alson, it is wood, which makes it warmer and closer. You deserve to be at the Musuem, Mr. Newson.
Gaby - 8.11.2011 - 2:06 PM
All four chairs are beautiful, but the design of Mark Newson's wood chair is so elegant. That's my vote.
ronnib - 8.10.2011 - 2:57 PM
The clay chair is a dream realized - wonderful to see the human hand in the process of creating this unique sculpture
Gregory - 8.9.2011 - 9:19 PM
When looking at the four objects my eye was immediately drawn to Newson's Wood Chair. I findthe graceful sweep of the woven lines intriguing. I cannot imagine what it would be like to sit in but would love to try it! I cast my vote for the Newson chair.
RM - 8.9.2011 - 5:11 PM
J - 8.9.2011 - 2:16 PM
The Wood Chair would be a wonderful addition to the collection of modern furniture based on design integrity alone. The character of the curve has been crafted into a beautiful chair that reflects both motion and rest for the individual ready to take a seat.
George - 8.8.2011 - 11:34 PM
The wood chair. It will become a classic before the decade ends.
Alice - 8.8.2011 - 3:46 PM
The wood chair is spectacular ... so beautiful, so functional, and just as accessible as it is artistic. Would love to try it out!
Linda S. - 8.7.2011 - 6:13 PM
Clay chair! It looks it is made of water. It is fun to sit on this visually unstable chair for dinner!
Anonymous - 8.7.2011 - 3:32 PM
The Marc Newson wood chair is my vote; the elegant lines and wood material continue a long tradition of glorious wooden chairs in your collection (for instance, your extraordinary American Chippendale/Federal/Renaissance revival,etc.chairs). Acquire the Newson chair please!
Bob Preuhs - 8.7.2011 - 3:14 PM
The Wood Chair is sculpturally elegant, inventively engineered and functional. An architecturally interesting object with an authentic "modern" aesthetic. Newson’s chair is the definitive choice to add to the collection. I look forward to seeing it installed in Collab this fall.
Anonymous - 8.7.2011 - 1:41 PM
Choosing a piece for the collection should depend on what the PMA prefers to add to their existing collection. Does the PMA have numerous works by a single desiger? Manufacturer? Should the PMA build that collection further? Is there a material or aesthetic that would add in a curatorial fashion to the existing collection? Does the PMA wish to embark on a new vein of collecting that could spark cross-curation with other departments? Having the public choose, based on "liking" something is a bit silly. How about this, the PMA chooses and then educates the public as to why?
Lempieri - 8.6.2011 - 11:41 PM
krista - 8.6.2011 - 3:32 PM
Anonymous - 8.5.2011 - 6:27 PM
Showtime. It looks like you can actually comfortably sit in it. I also like that it's enclosed so you can curl up with a book and be alone. It woudd also be great in a child's room.
Diana - 8.5.2011 - 4:39 PM
The Marc Newson chair for sure!
Ronald - 8.4.2011 - 11:17 AM
I like the Showtime chair. It looks like a comfy place to curl up with a book and a pillow.
Maureen - 8.3.2011 - 8:13 PM
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