I recently visited a show about Adolf Loos (1870-1933), a revolutionary architect and interior designer counted among the pioneers of modern architecture. The exhibition took place at the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona and was impeccably curated by Pilar Parcerisas. I must say that I have enjoyed it very much, and have learnt a great deal too!
I was shocked to find this set of Chippendale chairs in the middle of the show. Turns out that Loos was a great admirer of english furniture and he believed this chair to be an unimproved design. I wonder how many hours did all this shaping and carvings take!
It is nice to see how every piece begins always in paper, now and a hundred years ago.