Exhibition | Kaohsiung: Hans J. Wegner 100 Years Anniversary
I did a group project on 25 chairs for one of my LA classes last semester. I've always intrigued by designs - fashion, industrial, graphic... etc. Though people would think they are products, but I see them as art. When me and my group members were doing research on the must acknowledged chairs, Wegner was scoring the list.
Those chairs are no longer just chairs, they are in museums or are now low-key collector's trophies. While doing the project, I thought to myself, would I be able to see these chairs in person one day? Luckily enough, it didn't take me too long to accomplish this fool's wish. I visited my hometown Kaohsiung, Taiwan during the winter break. It was the most unexpected surprise for me to come across this special anniversary exhibition about Wegner! It means more than words to be able to seeing a art piece that you've done projects on. The reason of studying art is for one day, you should be able to view the art work in a different perspective other than art, but a creation of the artist, the virtue behind the it in order to provide a good will to whoever pursue it.
不久之前曾經做過一個團體報告，基於對於工業設計的喜愛，我和組員決定尋找決定性的 25 張設計師椅子，用美學以及實用的角度來分析這些設計，並且向出版社推銷這份書籍出版企劃。雖然只是範例企劃，我們也是花了很多時間在做研究，找資料，以及撰寫。於是雖然無法完全記住每張椅子的名字，起碼設計師的名字也記住了幾個，而其中韋格納讓我印象最深刻。
A chair is not a chair until someone's sitting in it. - Hans J. Wegner