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Broken Chair

The giant ‘Broken Chair’, a work of art in wood, symbolises the campaign against landmines.

The Broken Chairstands on only three legs. It is one of the 21st century's most emblematic works of art.

Broken Chair is the work of sculptor Daniel Berset. It was made in 1997 for the NGO Handicap International. Made out of 5.5 tonnes of wood and standing at a height of 12 metres, this impressive work of art has been dominating the Place des Nations since 1997. Its message is simple: remember the victims of landmines, urge your government to promote a ban on landmines. Think of making a stopover here before heading further to visit the international district.


Broken Chair - 1202 Genève