"Knotted" Chair

Designed by Marcel Wanders, Dutch, born 1963. Made by Cappellini S.p.A., Arosio, Italy, 1946 - present. Made for Droog Design, Amsterdam, 1993 - present.

Geography:
Made in Arosio, Italy, Europe

Date:
Designed 1996

Medium:
Carbon and aramid fibers soaked in epoxy resin

Dimensions:
29 x 21 x 23 inches (73.7 x 53.3 x 58.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2001-95-1

Credit Line:
Gift (by exchange) of Mrs. Adolph G. Rosengarten, 2001

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This 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.