Chair: Please keep off the Glass by Thomas Heatherwick

The chair is constructed from three huge blown glass bubbles bonded together to form the base, seat and back.


85 x 42 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
Vessel Gallery

The chair allows the user literally to sit on transparent bubbles of air. It is the first time that blown glass has been used to create furniture and was made in conjunction with a master glass blower from the Murano factory in Venice. This piece is part of a series which includes a table and a group of linked bowls.


The artist.

Venue details

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Royal Pavilion Gardens, BRIGHTON East Sussex BN1 1EE 03000 290 900

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5.20)

Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm Closed Mon (except Bank Holidays)