Glass showcases the Dior Medallion chair with the UK exclusive interview with artist Suejin Yang

DURING Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Dior invited 17 artists to come and interpret the iconic medallion chair; a piece of furniture associated with the French fashion house and its heralded past.

Inspired by Louis XVI, the chair was chosen personally by Christian Dior when he founded his synonymous brand as a classic, yet contemporary Parisian way to seat guests during his shows. The oval is mounted within a Fontanges bow, and has become an instantly recognisable part of 30 Avenue Montaigne.

The Dior Medallion chair

The Dior Medallion chair


Sam Baron, Nacho Carbonell, Pierre Charpin, Dimorestudio, Khaled El Mays, 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 have all come together to offer their individual reinterpretations of this historic piece of Dior’s history.

The chosen artists stretch across the globe, offering new, different and exciting voices in art and interior bound together by a single object. Offering an exclusive insight into Seungjin Yang’s ballon-inspired medallion chair, here is an interview with the artist himself:

by Imogen Clark