DIOR EMBRACES THE PAST AND ENTERS THE PRESENT WITH THE REINTERPRETATION OF ITS ICONIC MEDALLION CHAIR.
BACKGROUND PHOTO BY ROBERTO CARLOS ROMAN/UNSPLASH.COM
With a storied history that dates back to the revered house’s inception, Dior Maison presents a reinterpretation of its iconic Medallion chair through the work of 17 artists. Paying homage to a symbol of Louis XVI style that represents the founding of Christian Dior’s namesake brand, the Medallion chair was a focal point from the early days, from seating guests at fashion shows to 30 Avenue Montaigne—the beating heart of Dior—perfume bottles and the first Dior boutique in 1947. In time for Miami’s much-anticipated Art Week, Dior presents the U.S. debut of the Dior Medallion chair exhibition, featuring the iconic symbol reimagined by a groundbreaking group of global artists including Sam Baron, Nacho Carbonell, Pierre Charpin, Dimorestudio, Khaled El Mays, Martino Gamper, Constance Guisset, India Mahdavi, nendo, Joy de Rohan Chabot, Linde Freya Tangelder, Atang Tshikare, Seungjin Yang, Ma Yansong, Jinyeong Yeon, Tokujin Yoshioka and Pierre Yovanovitch. Each visionary created his or her own interpretation of the chair, bringing unique artistic flair and culture to enhance the beauty of the long-ranging symbol of excellence. With respect for the past and excitement toward the future, the house continues to reinvigorate the worlds of fashion and art into a legendary celebration. On view at Superblue Miami from Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 1101 NW 23rd St., Miami, @dior
Dior Medallion chair by India Mahdavi PRODUCT PHOTO COURTESY OF DIOR