In London over the holidays, I paid a quick visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum to check out their furniture collection. I say it was a quick visit because no amount of time is long enough to fully appreciate the wonders of the V&A. On the top floor in the far corner of the museum, with the rain and wind literally howling above us, I got to be in one room with more original iconic chairs than I’ve ever seen in one place. It was a little piece of Chair Junkie Heaven (despite the weather). The V&A furniture collection is curated in the most amazing way – where an IKEA chair sits next to an Eames that sits next to a Chippendale. A $1 folded cardboard chair is given equal billing with priceless antiques. They were ALL wonderful – which ones inspire you?
This last one was actually in the gift shop, not the exhibit!