European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"Knotted" ChairMade in Arosio, Italy, Europe
Designed by Marcel Wanders, Dutch, born 1963. Made by Cappellini S.p.A., Arosio, Italy, 1946 - present. Made for Droog Design, Amsterdam, 1993 - present.
Carbon and aramid fibers soaked in epoxy resin
Currently not on view
2001-95-1Gift (by exchange) of Mrs. Adolph G. Rosengarten, 2001
LabelThis chair combines macramé (a centuries-old craft) and modern technology. The soft cord-made of a synthetic fiber called aramid and a carbon core-is knotted, then impregnated with an epoxy resin and hung in a frame to harden. The resulting form is featherlight but strong enough to support a person's weight.