Decorative Arts in the
Geoffrey Bawa Collection



Virtual Exhibition  |  26 May – 5 June 2020


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Chairs 



Chairs play a key role in the history of modern architecture, as a crucible for developing forms and structures
that reflect the concepts of the spaces they are meant for. The starting point for Bawa’s chairs were often other chairs (antiques or modern designs) in his own collection, but he would adapt them with changes from one
version to the next to ensure that they fit perfectly in the space. In doing so, he would experiment with dramatic changes in material, or adapt a church chair design for a hotel dining room, as he did with the chairs at the Wolvendaal Church, which were adapted for use in the main dining room and bedrooms (at the writing desks)
in the Kandalama Hotel.









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Photographs by Luka Alagiyawanna
In-situ Exhibition Photographs by Ruvin de Silva


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