DECORATIVE METAL SIGN - 26x40 - GENEVA - UN CHAIR
The Palais des Nations houses the European headquarters of the United Nations. As a world diplomacy center, it welcomes more than 25,000 delegates every year. Guided tours are offered daily. The building is also recognized for its collection of more than 2000 artworks.
This poster-art depicts the Broken Chair, a 12 meter high monumental wooden sculpture by the Swiss artist Daniel Berset. Known worldwide. Its message is as disturbing as simple: to remind us of the fate of the victims of anti-personnel mines and to encourage States to engage in banning them, as well as cluster munitions.
To illustrate this struggle, the Broken Chair only rests on three feet, the fourth having burst at half-height. Established at the Place des Nations in August 1997. More than 20 years after its creation, the Broken Chair has become a key figure in Geneva. Many local citizens were born after it and have never seen the Place des Nations without its famous chair.
On the other hand, they still live in a world in which antipersonnel mines are still being manufactured and used: while 162 countries have joined the Ottawa Convention, it’s not case for dozens of others, including several most powerful countries in the world.
Material Metal with anti-UV Varnish
Size H: 40 cm / W: 26 cm
Delivery: 2-3 days (Local)