ECA Art News Briefs

San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art Acquires Prototype Chair from Industry Gallery.

Industry Gallery has announced the acquisition by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) of one of Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen’s concrete chair prototypes.  The chair was first exhibited in March 2010 as part of Hands On at Industry Gallery, the first solo US exhibition for Dutch designer Tejo Remy, a founding designer at Droog, and René Veenhuizen, his design partner of the past decade.   This is the first work by Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen to enter the museum’s collection, and the first US museum acquisition of a work by the Atelier. The concrete chair is one of four original prototypes – two chairs, a bench and a stool – created for a series of furniture that appears to be made of inflated fabric, but actually is made from poured concrete.