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Featuring work from Inhabiting Interiority Chair & Figure.

This exhibit of Newcastle University Stage One Architecture student work displayed work that our students did in their first semester, encompassing the projects:  Inhabiting Interiority and Chair & Figure. The work consists of abstract composite collages meditating on the relationship between the human scale and specific modernist houses the students analysed and studied, as well as more literal large scale pencil drawings of chairs, showing their direct relationship to the human figure.

The chairs the students drew at 1:1 scale range from several of the Prince Bishop’s throne chairs on display at Durham Castle and the Quire Stalls and Bishop’s Throne at Durham Cathedral, to Marcel Breuer’s Wassily and Lounge Chair, as well as an Eames Chair and Ottoman, alongside a contemporary bench designed by bespoke furniture designers Raskl in Ouseburn Valley.

The Marcel Breuer chairs were accessible to the students thanks to the generous support of the Shipley Art Gallery. The ability to interact with these rare design objects at Shipley Gallery was an invaluable opportunity for our students, and an extended version of this exhibit was displayed there from 03 April – 29 May 2018.