Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Take Your Seat

A History of Airline Passenger Chairs. Image courtesy San Francisco Airport MuseumAs an occasional passenger on longhaul flights, I am relieved that airline seats have come a long way in the last eighty years.

This particular seat from 1928 (left) features in Take Your Seat: A History of Airline Passenger Chairs an exhibition at the San Francisco Airport Museum that continues until 15 January. I saw the exhibition when I was travelling through SFO last year. Arne Jacobsen Chair - image courtesy of San Francisco Airport Museum

At the same time, I lingered over exhibits in Scandinavian Modernism: In Pursuit of Function and Beauty which included Arne Jacobsen's classic ant chair (right) and other shapely chair creations. (This exhibition is now over.) Little did I know that I was collecting inspiration for a Twelve by Twelve challenge!

Later PS: Nic's blog has this great photo of the Christmas Chair Tree I mentioned in an earlier post.