THE X-LINE OF HERITAGE, 2008
Two unacknowledged copies of the X-line chair
In 1987, Danish architect Niels Joergen Haugesen designed the X-line chair. It has proved to be an icon of the industrial romanticism now generally identified as one of that decade’s most prominent features.
Confronting this spirit with its ancestral metaphysics, intensified through the failed utopia of social levelling, an unacknowledged, but widely popular copy of that chair has been transformed somewhat in the style of Russian constructivism.
This act can be said to express the X-line of heritage.
Photo: Honza Hoeck