"Sitzen 69" revisited
Austrian Chair Design in the 1960s. Sebastian Hackenschmidt, curator, MAK Collection of Furniture and Woodwork
The home decor trends of the 1960s have seen revival after revival. Recent exhibitions such as Summer of Love (2006) at Kunsthalle
Wien, The Sixties. Beatles, Pill and Revolt (2010) at Schallaburg Castle, and Sixties Design (2012) at the Imperial Furniture
Collection point to the unbroken fascination held by this tumultuous decadethe upheavals of which, in many cases, even
took on material form. But what did home interiors actually look like during this period, notwithstanding the (stereo)typical
images that prevail today? A study by Sebastian Hackenschmidt.