For the first Dior boutique founded in 1947, Christian Dior personally selected seats for his fashion shows that were “sober, simple and, above all, classic and Parisian,” as he recounted in his memoirs. An elegant oval topped with the Fontanges bow became an iconic symbol of 30 Avenue Montaigne, as did the Louis XVI-style Medallion chairs clad in cannage and Toile de Jouy. Now, the house’s iconic seat is newly reimagined by the leading creative visionaries of today in a way that captures the same sophisticated spirit.
Dior Medallion chairs by Chinese architect Ma Yansong
The latest iterations of the Dior Medallion chair spotlight the work of an array of acclaimed artists— and are sure to be in high demand.
Dior Medallion chairs by Joy de Rohan Chabot
Dior Medallion chair by India Mahdavi
Unveiled at Milan’s Salone del Mobile exhibition, the icon is reimagined for the house by a selection of 17 artists including Sam Baron, Nacho Carbonell, Pierre Charpin, Dimorestudio, 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.
Dior Medallion chair by Pierre Charpin
From Yansong’s futurism-inspired iteration to Yoshioka’s glass piece, these museumworthy works are sure to be the hottest seats in the house.