Chaircuterie is brought to you by two of Colorado’s leading creative organizations.
Here’s the backstory: AIGA turns 100 this year. With a nod to the founders who provided their own chairs for the inaugural meeting, we’re marking this milestone in Colorado with an original selection of chair designs. One hundred stellar creatives are being asked to craft 25 full-size chairs, 50 miniature chairs and 25 two-dimensional chair representations.
This event supports AIGA Colorado mentorship programming and the Denver Art Museum’s Department of Architecture, Design and Graphics, steward of the AIGA Design Archives. This program is supported by Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Partner Program and the McNichols Civic Center Building.
AIGA Colorado, founded in 1989, is the professional association for design dedicated to developing Colorado’s creative community. Uniting more than 550 industry professionals, educators and students, this energized group supports programming to inspire, educate, mentor and connect. AIGA Colorado is also an active chapter of the national, nonprofit AIGA, an institution committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. colorado.aiga.org
Since its founding in 1990, Design Council has been an enthusiastic partner in enriching the Denver Art Museum’s department of architecture, design, and graphics. The council is one of the DAM’s support groups and is an alliance of over 150 design professionals, patrons, and others whose mission is to enhance the awareness and appreciation of design by making it accessible to a wider audience. Through a broad range of programs and events, including lectures and panel discussions, studio visits, architectural tours, and special previews of exhibitions such as Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag and Design Lab: Three Studios, the council provides unique opportunities for the members to engage leading professionals in various design disciplines.
The Denver Art Museum Department of Architecture, Design and Graphics has earned an international reputation as a leader in collecting and presenting the finest and most representative examples of architecture, design, and graphics. Beginning these efforts in 1990, Denver remains one of only a few American museums with a commitment to building comprehensive holdings that exemplify major developments in international design of the past 100 years. Numbering more than 15,000 works, the architecture, design and graphics collection encompasses a broad range of design practices, including architecture, decorative design, graphic design, industrial design, and functional craft. In 2007, the department became the steward of the AIGA Design Archives, a significant gift representing the most comprehensive holding of American communication design from 1980 to the present in the world. denverartmuseum.org
Denver Arts & Venues
Denver Arts & Venues seeks to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. The agency operates some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art program, Create Denver economic development initiative, Youth One Book, One Denver literacy program, and entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival. ArtsandVenues.com