“Nadja Schickedanz’s design is also one of the few comments on the events of reunification and is therefore extremely relevant. The GDR chair has been given a new coat of paint; although it is formally assimilated through a new western surface, it remains a GDR chair. From a sculptural point of view, the chair is a precise prognosis for the functionality of the “development East” in the following years. It shows itself with a self-confidence, that complements his insecurity. The new “western clothes” are converted directly into a seat cover and not worn by the designer.”
“Nr. 147, Nadja Schickedanz, Wessimilierter Stuhl, 1991” is part of Polzin’s fictional design history.
GDR chair, fabric
75 x 46 x 50 cm
Signed and dated