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What is this?

Woven tan wicker armchair with colorful found plastic and rubber objects (including discarded bottles, tire, flip-flop, broken doll parts) woven into, and protruding from, the form.

Why is this in our collection?

The Campana brothers of Brazil are among the most innovative designers working today. Their work includes prototypes and small edition designs fabricated in their own studio, as well as works manufactured by firms such as the Italian furniture company Edra, housewares manufacturer Alessi, and jewelry and product producer H. Stern. One hallmark of the brothers’ approach is to transform mundane materials, often in unexpected combinations, into functional and thought-provoking objects, as seen in their 2007 TransPlastic exhibition in London, where they utilized traditional caning techniques to transform basic plastic café chairs. The chair under consideration represents the final stage of this series and was... more

This is a armchair from Brazil. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2007. Commissioned from the designers by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

wicker, iron, found objects (plastic, rubber)

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 102.5 x 96.5 x 83 cm (40 3/8 in. x 38 in. x 32 11/16 in.)

This object was designed by Humberto Campana and Fernando Campana

This object was purchased from Estudio Campana

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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