Have you noticed there are more chairs around the Museum lately? It started with the KNIGHTS! exhibition, where we provide comfortable bean bags chairs in Helmutt’s House for our younger visitors. Now, chairs are popping up in other galleries, too. It’s all part of our effort to help you feel more comfortable while visiting the Museum – and also to give you more flexibility in their visit.
The latest addition are black Thonet Chairs in the [remastered] and American galleries. First designed by Michael Thonet in 1859, these chairs are fixtures in cafes all around the world. At WAM, we invite you to enjoy these new chairs and make yourself feel at home. Feel free to move the chairs around -- up close to look at a specific detail in a work of art or farther away to get a full view of the work. Or, move the chairs together in the galleries to have a conversation or to read one of the books available in the [remastered] galleries or Salisbury Court portable libraries. The seats are there for your enjoyment. We hope you like them.
- Adam Rozan, Director of Audience Engagement.
P.S. By the way, our bean bag chairs are designed by FatBoy. We love the colors of these bean bags, the size of them and can’t help smiling every time we see people sitting in them.