Watch Now: Vitra Take Us Through the History of Seating with "Chair Times"

Charting the varied history of chairs, the Switzerland-based furniture brand take us from the 1800s to the present day.

Hook Films' "Chair Times", with Vitra

Presenting a visual history of seating from 1800 to the the present day, "Chair Times" examines 125 chairs from the Collection of the Vitra Design Museum throughout the course of the 90 minute film. Produced by Hook Films & Kultur Produktion GmbH in co-operation with the Vitra Design Musuem, Heinz Bütler directs this journey through Vitra's storied history in chairs.

Featuring interviews with designers such as Hella Jongerius, Antonio Citterio and Ronan Bouroullec, and architects and collectors Arthur Rüegg and Ruggero Tropeano, "Chair Times" documents the cultural importance of chairs, what they signify about a specific moment in time and how they can be regarded as important historical artefacts.