Peter Ghyczy ’50 YEARS OF FUNCTIONALISM’
Celebrating the 50thanniversary of the Garden Egg chair, this first solo show on Peter Ghyczy intends to map his diverse body of work with design innovations spanning five decades. Shedding light on the significant role that Peter Ghyczy has played in the late 20th century design, this retrospective will demonstrate his continuous design research in the quest for an absolute simplicity in the use of material and elegance of shape – from the Garden Egg chair until today.
“For me design is an obsession. It’s the ongoing quest for new innovations in the construction of an object. I design the same thing over and over again until I have found the optimal solution – an object with a simple aesthetic that uses minimal materials, is durable and easy to assemble. To me good design doesn’t have to be complex or opulent – its appeal lies in a timeless quality that will last for generations.”