Join author Rolf Fehlbaum, and artist Maira Kalman as they discuss their new book The Lucky Plucky Chairs, a charming tale of eight old Thonet chairs who escape their doom, and are happily introduced to a larger world of iconic chairs including the Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen, the Zig Zag chair by Gerrit Rietveld and the LCW – Lounge Wood Chair by Charles & Ray Eames amongst other classics. A small selection of these chairs in miniature will be on view and Maria Kalman and Rolf Fehlbaum will, of course, be seated on Thonet chairs for the evening.
Maira Kalman is an author and artist of numerous books for adults and children, including Ooh-la-la-Max in Love, What Pete Ate and most recently Beloved Dog. She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker Magazine, and is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery.
Rolf Fehlbaum is a critical figure of design entrepreneurship, the Chairman Emeritus of the Swiss furniture company Vitra, and founder of the Vitra Design Museum.