Round-back chair from the Sketch Furniture
series (2005) from Stockholm's Front Design
A round-back chair and table from the Sketch Furniture series (2005) from Stockholm's Front Design was acquired for the decorative arts and design department at January 2010's Collectors' Evening. The four members of Front Design – Anna Lindgren, Katja Pettersson, Sofia Lagerkvist and Charlotte von der Lancken – are internationally recognized for their innovations in furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting, textiles and interiors. Their Sketch Furniture series was introduced at Design.05 Miami in 2005, and was subsequently exhibited at Design Museum, London; Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York.
The unusual, lively furniture forms capture the dynamic quality of freehand drawings by using computer-aided design technology. A three-minute video clip of the design process accompanies the display of the work. Front Design has been awarded "Designer of the Future" at Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland, in 2007 and "Designer of the Year" at IMM Cologne, Germany, in 2010. The addition of this work significantly enhances the High's growing collection of contemporary design.