Peter Ghyczy: 50 Years of Functionalism

Peter Ghyczy: 50 Years of Functionalism


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Peter Ghyczy, Garden Egg, 1968.

In August 1968, Peter Ghyzcy designed the garden egg. At that time, this design icon was designed as a study to explore a new material, polyurethane. His personal motivation, however, was to make a comfortable garden chair, which would always have a dry cushion to enjoy enjoy the outdoors at any time. Since its construction, it has become an icon of space design. It is in the permanent collection of some of the renowned museums worldwide and was often used as a study object in design universities.

Alongside the garden egg, Peter Ghyczy designed many more iconic furniture objects that are now an essential part of late 20th century design history.

This exhibition is the first held on Peter Ghyczy by the ADAM museum, offering a behind-the-scenes presentation of this inspiring designer.

(Photo: Peter Ghyzcy, Garden Egg, 1968, Courtesy Brussels Design Museum)

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