Contemporary art, design and collecting have always been intrinsic to Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, England. Continuing this tradition, Chatsworth, will showcase the best in contemporary chair design with its headline exhibition, “Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth”, running from 28 March to 23 October 2015.
Successive generations of the Devonshire family have commissioned and displayed work by leading artists and up-and-coming makers since the 17th century, and the 21st century is no exception.
Chatsworth, set in the heart of the Peak District, is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through sixteen generations of the Cavendish family. As well as its inspiring architecture, landscape and history, Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collection, one of Europe’s most significant art collections.
“Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth” will see items from the private collection of the Duke and Duchess showcased alongside furniture by internationally acclaimed and innovative designers – from Thomas Heatherwick and Amanda Levete, to Marc Newson, Tokujin Yoshioka, Piet Hein Eek and Moritz Waldemeyer. The exhibition will also showcase thought-provoking, specially commissioned pieces, including Raw Edges’ End Grain seating which will become part of the Sculpture Gallery, and Synthesis IV by emerging designer Tom Price which will be on display in the Chapel.