the Adam Stool

Sculpture is not just an important and useful record of historic styles of furniture and fashion ……

This is a bronze group in the collection of Statens Museum for Kunst - the National Gallery in Copenhagen.

By Gillian Wearing it has the title A real Danish family. Produced in 2017, that is the Adam Stool from the Copenhagen design studio FRAMA.

The shoes are fantastic but surely fashion historians a hundred years from now are going to wonder why collars on shirts were buttoned down and, even if they will work out that it was a feature designed initially to hold a neck tie neatly in place, they would wonder why he is not wearing a tie and as for men rolling up the cuffs and leaving their shirts hanging out … what was that all about?

Statens Museum for Kunst
FRAMA