Amazing 80s Interiors, and the Furniture That Was Made for Them, Now On View at Volume

Anyone paying attention probably gets that for us, the Memphis train left the station awhile ago — we were heralding the return of Sottsass in 2007, and our interests have long since shifted. But that doesn’t mean we’re opposed to every attempt to bring back the ’80s, not in the least. Case in point: We highly recommend seeing the current show on view at Volume Gallery in Chicago, which celebrates the ’80s interiors of the Chicago architecture firm Krueck + Sexton with the launch of limited-edition reissues of three of their most iconic chair designs from that time.

Founded by Ron Krueck and Mark Sexton in 1979, Krueck + Sexton specialized, in the ’80s, in residential projects for Chicago tastemakers, like the late fashion legend Joan Weinstein; our favorite is the Painted Apartment, whose anonymous client wanted to get rid of all the art on their walls and turn their apartment into a painting instead. We’ve compiled images below of both the newly reissued chairs and the interiors they were designed for — plus, at top, a photo of the Volume Gallery installation, which closes this weekend.

Photo credits: Futagawa and Hedrich Blessing (interiors), Kendall McCaugherty © Hall+Merrick Photographers (Volume installation)KrueckSexton_Volume6 KrueckSexton_Volume4 KrueckSexton_Volume2 KrueckSexton_Volume13 KrueckSexton_Volume14 KrueckSexton_Volume12 KrueckSexton_Volume11 KrueckSexton_Volume10