"Migros" ("Painters") Chair
From the series "Zeitdokumente" ("Time Documents")

Designed by Beata Bär, German, born 1962, and Gerhard Bär, German, born 1959, and Hartmut Knell, German, born 1966. Made by Bär + Knell Design, Bad Wimpfen, Germany.

Made in Germany, Europe


Recycled plastic

29 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 25 3/16 inches (75 x 60 x 64 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Bär + Knell Design, 1999

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The Bär + Knell design firm began working with the German national recycling agency in 1992 in an effort to put the colorful plastic material that was being collected from German households to creative use. The brightly colored furniture they created was molded from plastic packaging and each piece is essentially one of a kind. The Museum's chair was made using plastic bags from the gigantic Swiss retailer Migros.