Knotted Chair

A work made of macramé of carbon fibers and epoxy-coated aramid fibers.

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  • A work made of macramé of carbon fibers and epoxy-coated aramid fibers.

Date:

1996

Artist:

Marcel Wanders (Dutch, born 1963)
Manufactured by Cappellini S.p.A. (Italian, founded 1946)

About this artwork

Marcel Wanders is well known for his innovative designs that redefine archetypes of form and function through the use of new processes and materials. Knotted Chair, designed for the Dutch group Droog Design, in collaboration with the faculty of aviation at Delft Technical University, was the first project by Wanders to attract international interest. Constructed to resemble hand-knotted macramé, the chair is actually made from aramid fibers twisted around a carbon core and filled with epoxy resin, resulting in an incredibly strong and durable object.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Marcel Wanders

Title

Knotted Chair

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1996

Medium

Macramé of carbon fibers and epoxy-coated aramid fibers

Dimensions

72 x 56 x 65 cm (28 3/8 x 22 1/16 × 25 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2007.60

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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