Carbon Chair

A work made of carbon fiber and epoxy.

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  • A work made of carbon fiber and epoxy.

Date:

2004

Artist:

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

Artist

Bertjan Pot (Designer)

Title

Carbon Chair

Origin

Netherlands

Date

2004

Medium

Carbon fiber and epoxy

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2007.400

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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