stedelijk museum acquires not only hollow chair for its permanent collection

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (NL) presents Dream Out Loud, a group exhibition that explores one of today’s most relevant topics: social design. The 26 designers featured in the show dream aloud about a better world, and try to figure out ways to solve today’s complex societal issues. Venturing beyond aesthetic design, these designers show us ideas and technologies that can change the world.

Dream Out Loud ties in with the Stedelijk’s ambition to highlight young artists and designers at an early stage of their career. It is also the latest in a series of bi-annual exhibitions that focus on the latest innovations in a particular art discipline. For each edition, the Stedelijk issues an open call to artists and designers, inviting them to submit their work. This year, the jury selected 26 participants from a total of 400 candidates who submitted 750 proposals on the theme of social design. Beatrix Ruf, director of the Stedelijk Museum, will announce which pieces have been purchased for the permanent collection later this autumn.

The Stedelijk purchased the depicted NotOnlyHollowCHAIR (SmokedCLEAR) and the adjacent prototype for its permanent collection.

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