A New Economy of Form - Form (DE)

A Grand Confort LC2 Club Chair lies dismembered, piled in unfamiliar subdivisions, each precise cut revealing a cross-section of constituent materials. To the right a Barcelona Chair and a No. 670 Lounge Chair have been similarly deconstructed. Iconoclasm isn’t an activity easily associated with contemporary design, more often the preserve of the fully capitalised Arts. Fitting then that this display aimed to support the Equal Rights for Design campaign to alter British copyright law so that ‘designs which are also artistic works’ but are made by industrial process should be granted the same 70-year (after the ‘author’s’ death) protection afforded to works of literature, music and fine art.