Pardon our dust while we update this corner of the website.

"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.

Made in Arosio, Italy, Europe

Designed 1996

Carbon and aramid fibers soaked in epoxy resin

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:

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

Social Tags

contemporary [x]   design collection [x]   modern [x]  

[Add Your Own Tags]

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.