Sitting on the Edge

Modernist Design from the Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd

Sitting on the Edge

George Nelson
Marshmallow Sofa
1956
Painted tubular and sheet steel, wool
30 5/8 x 51 3/4 x 31 1/2 in.
From the Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd

November 20, 1998 - February 23, 1999

Over one hundred modernist chairs, other pieces of furniture, and related art objects will be presented in an exhibition of works from the Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd. Illustrating the personal collecting strategy of the Boyds — prominent international collectors who reside in the Bay Area — the exhibition focuses on how chair design responds and relates to architecture and to the human body. It explores how modernist designers have experimented with modern technology while retaining functionality.