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Carbon Chair

A work made of carbon fiber and epoxy.

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  • A work made of carbon fiber and epoxy.




Bertjan Pot (Dutch, born 1975)
Marcel Wanders (Dutch, born 1963)

Manufactured by Moooi (Dutch, founded 2001)

About this artwork

With their Carbon Chair, Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders paid homage to midcentury designers Charles and Ray Eames’s famous Eiffel Chair while also remaining faithful to the Eameses’ interest in experimenting with new materials. Pot and Wanders replaced the fiberglass plastic seat and metal wire base of the earlier piece with epoxy-drained carbon fibers, an advanced material that is both strong and lightweight.
The Carbon Chair consists of two parts: a slender, hand-coiled base and a shell seat, which was patterned on a mold. This structure, created in the hand-coiling process, was intended to optimize the chair’s strength and stability.


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Architecture and Design


Bertjan Pot (Designer)


Carbon Chair


Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

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Carbon fiber and epoxy


75 × 46 × 50 cm (29 1/2 × 18 1/8 × 19 11/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

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