Broken Chair Sculpture
Broken Chair Sculpture
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  • TheLongLongTrailer
    Hartsburg, Missouri684 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should be viewed with reverence
    I wouldn’t take a photo or selfie standing in front of this Solemn piece or art dedicated to reminding diplomats visiting the UN of the significance of land mines and cluster bombs. When you realize why it was made, it should be considered in reverence to those that died or were maimed by such. I found it humbling; on the back side, through the back of the chair, you could read the words “United Nations” on the building across the way. Worth a look.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 12, 2023
  • KLBOS
    Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom1,028 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    We visited the Park de Nations and combined this , the United Nations building, the Red Cross museum and the Ceramic museum all in one go . Don’t forget tourists get free travel in Geneva so we caught the no 8 bus . The monument is very significant and thought provoking and worth a look.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Tsetso K
    Sofia, Bulgaria90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge broken wooden sexy chair
    First it is an amazing chair, that definitely worths at least 5-10 minutes to be spend there. I could not sit on it, because obviously it's broken. The symbolic is something that gives a great motivation. It is one of the Geneva's land marks that is a must.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 24, 2024
  • S4z3d4
    Blackburn, United Kingdom1,847 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can see it passing by
    You can see this sculpture passing by in a bus or car or by actually getting off. The station near it is ‘Nation’. There’s wording on floor that gives history of the chair. You can also see the United Nations opposite. It is in a square and usually people are protesting against something.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 3, 2024
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S4z3d4
Blackburn, UK1,847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
You can see this sculpture passing by in a bus or car or by actually getting off. The station near it is ‘Nation’.

There’s wording on floor that gives history of the chair. You can also see the United Nations opposite. It is in a square and usually people are protesting against something.
Written March 3, 2024
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This huge 'Broken Chair' sculpture, an artwork made of wood, stands on only three legs is a symbol the campaign against landmines. It is designed by Swiss artist Daniel Berset and constructed by carpenter Louis Geneve.

It is constructed of 5.5 tons of wood and is 12 m high. It is situated across the street from the Palace of Nations, the UN building.

This is our revisit here and we still enjoy it's design and view!

Written July 5, 2023
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KLBOS
Burnham-On-Sea, UK1,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited the Park de Nations and combined this , the United Nations building, the Red Cross museum and the Ceramic museum all in one go . Don’t forget tourists get free travel in Geneva so we caught the no 8 bus . The monument is very significant and thought provoking and worth a look.
Written October 7, 2023
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Tsetso K
Sofia, Bulgaria90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
First it is an amazing chair, that definitely worths at least 5-10 minutes to be spend there. I could not sit on it, because obviously it's broken. The symbolic is something that gives a great motivation. It is one of the Geneva's land marks that is a must.
Written January 24, 2024
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Mariai
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The sculpture was bigger than I expected. Take time to read the information around the art. And if the day is hot, get some relief by walking around the dancing water jets. A great place to visit with kids!
Written January 26, 2020
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,164 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Quite impressive to see up close. Interesting concept to highlight such a serious subject. Ultimately very well done and a quality to it. Obviously a popular tourist phot stop. Nice little area with the water fountains display and obviously popular with families and kids in the warm weather. Across the road you can see the flags of the United Nations.
Written June 3, 2022
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JuanSebastianReina
Zaragoza, Spain857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
It remind us of what is happening outside Swiss and outside Europe, it creates consciousness of the consecuences of war
Written July 28, 2019
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Paul Brown
London, UK2,595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
It lovely and very nice near too many building such as united nation and .............
It has got little story behind it
Written October 27, 2017
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Georgios G
Athens, Greece915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
Broken Chair Sculpture is situated in front of UNOG, the UN offices in Geneva. It is surrounded by fountain water and it symbolizes the effort of stopping using mines in the world. It is really worth while seeing it. You can reach this place easily by tram or bus. It is a symbolic sculpture one must see in Geneva!
Written January 12, 2015
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Holly
Borehamwood, UK230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It’s something worth seeing whilst in Geneva
It’s Unique , your able to see this sight in a very short amount of time.
Written November 11, 2019
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