International Decorative Art

Tabourettli Theatre Chair

Tabourettli Theatre Chair

Design Date 1986

Designer Santiago Calatrava (b. 1951, Spanish)

Manufacturer De Sede, Basel, Switzerland

Media enameled steel with leather upholstery

Dimensions 29 1/4 x 18 x 20 inches

Calatrava, an architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter, redesigned the Tabourettli Theatre in Basel, Switzerland in 1986. These chairs were designed to mirror the structure of the ceiling, stairway and light fixtures, tying the furniture into the building’s design.

ON VIEW in Postmodern Gallery 8

Markings Embossed "De Sede of Switzerland" on rear of seat

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2021.056.001