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Tate Chair


A stacking chair designed for Tate Modern, London. It consists of upholstered or wooden chair shells on a stainless-steel base.


I received a letter one day from Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, asking if I would be interested in working with them and with the architects of Tate Modern, Herzog & de Meuron, to act as furniture consultant for the new building. Architects don’t often relinquish control of anything, but Herzog & de Meuron, represented by Harry Gugger and Michael Casey, were remarkably receptive and the discussions I had with them and Lars Niitve, Tate Modern’s first director, and Peter Wilson, head of operations, were a delight. In the end there wasn’t a lot of time to design specific pieces, but we did develop a chair, a table and a bar stool for the restaurants and customized many other designs to achieve the required result.
Extract from Everything But the Walls by Jasper Morrison (Lars Müller Publishers, 2006)