PHOTOS: ISTVAN VIRAG (C) PUNKT Ø / MOMENTUM 9
H.R. GIGER (CH)
While Hans Ruedi Giger (1940–2014) might be best known for giving birth to one of movie history’s most distinguishable creatures, Alien, his work in the context of furniture design and sculpture remains less explored. This unseen constellation of Giger’s designs features works from different time periods of his career. H.R. Giger designed the smaller chairs for the aptly titled nightclub, Giger Bar Tokyo, in Tokyo in the early 1990s. Alejandro Jodorowsky commissioned the larger Harkonnen chairs for his ambitious and unfinished movie production Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s highly influential science fiction novel of the same name, from 1965. The centerpiece table, Emblem for Secret Society and the three burial urns communicate Giger’s lifelong fascination with biology and technology, life and death.