Don’t Miss: Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth

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Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth 28th March – 23th October 2015

Chatsworth has invited internationally acclaimed designers Raw Edges and Tom Price to create specially commissioned designs for its 2015 headline exhibition Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth.

The creations will sit alongside the private collection of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, as well as an array of contemporary chair designs by leading names including Marc Newson, Amanda Levete, Thomas Heatherwick and Moritz Waldemeyer.

Positioned throughout Chatsworth, Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth is to reveal new insights into the house and its historic collection. The contemporary seats have been selected to reinterpret either the space they are displayed in or an object from the collection. The exhibition is designed to be engaging, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the house and collection in new and surprising ways, to make themselves comfortable at Chatsworth.

The exhibition will showcase the latest seats acquired by the Devonshire family, joined by loans of contemporary seating from designers around the world. Chatsworth has also invited innovative designers Raw Edges and Tom Price to further develop their work with commissions for the Chatsworth House Trust.

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Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth is curated by Hannah Obee, Exhibitions and Special Projects Curator at Chatsworth.

“The new perspectives that Raw Edges and Tom Price have brought to the Devonshire Collection through their commissions will provide different and exciting experiences and new stories to share with our visitors.”


Tom Price has produced the artwork Counterpart specially commissioned for the exhibition. It consists of two cuboid blocks in contrasting materials that will sit together in the estate’s chapel.The first block is made of coal – a reference to the Devonshire’s mineral rights – while the second is formed from transparent resin, alluding to the family collection of jewels.The black block is designed to absorb light, while the see-through piece will be illuminated to highlight lumps of tar set inside.

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth 28th March – 23th October 2015
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

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