La Broken Chair (chiamata anche sedia rotta, sedia a tre gambe o sedia gigante) è una scultura monumentale in legno realizzata dall'artista svizzero Daniel Berset insieme al falegname Louis Genève. Costruito con 5,5 tonnellate di legno ed alta 12 metri, è situata a Ginevra.
La scultura raffigura una sedia gigante con una gamba rotta e si trova nella piazza di fronte al Palazzo delle Nazioni, a Ginevra. La scultura è dedicata alle vittime delle mine antiuomo e l'assenza di una gamba della sedia simboleggia l'amputazione di un arto dovute alle vittime di guerra; anche il posizionamento della scultura ha un valore simbolico, essendo stato posto nelle vicinanze di un organismo internazionale.
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Sheena Lague | mar 13, 2018
Located in front of the United Nation Office of Geneve, one cannot miss the iconic broken chair. The place can be crowded by tourists at certain time. It would be best to visit the place in the summer around 8pm when the sun is still up but there's not much tourists buzzing around.
Sharafdzhon Boborakhimov | mar 19, 2018
Beautiful monument reminding all visitors and officials attending UN meetings in Geneva about land minds and victims of wars. Highly suggested to visit and there are sometimes protests are held around the chair.
Mahima Srivastava | dic 23, 2017
Taken from their website : Visible from the Palace of Nations’ “ambassadors' court”, made of Douglas fir wood, Broken Chair stands in delicate balance on three legs – the fourth having been violently blown off as if by an explosive charge. A way of showing that even mutilated, victims of war violence are still standing tall, with dignity. It symbolizes strength and fragility, imbalance and stability, violence and dignity. Took a sightseeing tour to see this but you can visit this yourself using public transport.
Khizar Ali | gen 24, 2018
nice sculpture. Lots of tourists. The fountain near by gives a nice specially during hot summer days
Mihir Kakrambe | apr 3, 2018
A symbol of peace right in front of European headquarters of UN.
Jason Smith | apr 24, 2018
It's about what you would expect from a giant three legged chair in the middle of an intersection. There was plenty of room to appreciate the view of the UN and to get photos of the landmark in the center island. Worth the stop.
Victor Maina | apr 10, 2018
An interesting artistic impression depicting the state of the world with specific focus on war torn countries. For me, it also shows that humankind is strong that even after injuries inflicted because of war, we still rise up. One will find it at Place Des Nations, a large square facing the back side of the UN headquarters in Geneva.
Syed Shan-e-Ali Zaidi | apr 24, 2018
A fun place to take a selfie. Very close to UN building. It's a 12 meters tall sculpture in shape of chair with only three legs and fourth leg broken. Still it stands high and indicates the opposition against human rights.
Irene Gai | mag 6, 2018
Inspiring. A constant reminder that we each have a role to play towards a peaceful and just world where equity and inclusion should be at the center of our values and practise
gaurav sushant | giu 9, 2018
Nice and open place in Geneva which is in front of the United Nation office. People often come here to take photos. The chair looks very nice piece of architectural work and is worth appreciated.
Toyosi Awofisoye | giu 5, 2018
Rather large structure of a three legged chair promoting peace, it’s quite central and directly opposite the United Nations. I wouldn’t recommend an intentional visit to see it but if you’re visiting the United Nations building; I wouldn’t close my eyes either so just enjoy 😉
Shirley V | mag 13, 2018
This place is in the heart of Geneva. The broken chair is just opposite to the United nations headquarters. There's a zebra crossing to regulate the tourists and traffic flow. There is a portable drinking water tap here along with well maintained pay toilets. The area also has benches so one can sit and relax in the evenings. There is no demarcated photography area though. Nice place and a must visit if going to Geneva.
marsha parmar | lug 11, 2018
This place is i front of the UN Office. It is very artistic place as you will find the picture of world map from different angle. Also the water fountains add to its beauty. You will also find the free walking tour group at this place.
Harita Parikh-Deval | giu 23, 2018
A historical place depicting a broken chair, acting as a reminder to United Nations (office right across the street) symbolizing opposition to land mines and cluster bomb. Visit in the morning could be warm to hot, especially with no shades around. Evenings should be pleasant and enjoyable.
Vinay Joshi | lug 9, 2018
Good place with large area covered. Exactly opposite you will find United Nations HQ.
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