Thierry Barbier-Mueller, a Passionate Design Collector

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We had talked to the art and design collector about his passion for chairs, some of which are on display in Lausanne. His sudden death on January 24 put the interview into a darker light. Thierry Barbier-Mueller© Olivier Vogelsang After your grandfather Josef Mueller and your parents, Jean Paul and Monique Barbier-Mueller, you represent the third generation of collectors in the family. Is collecting a genetic trait?It’s certainly not an accident. I grew up around things. That’s the difference with going to museums. I don’t want to imply that one is better than the other, but a museum is a place

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