Chair, "KC 1", Designed 1996, produced 2008 Rope (aramid fibers over carbon core; macramé knotting technique), soaked in epoxy resin, dried. Gift of Cappellini. 2008-23-1.
What is this?
Rigid, epoxy-impregnated, light green one-piece form composed of aramid fiber rope criss-crossed and knotted into the shape of a low four-legged chair.
Why is this in our collection?
From Acquistion justification: Context:Marcel Wanders is a young veteran of contemporary Dutch design. He is a member of the Dutch cooperative Droog (Dry) Design, sharing their vision for simplicity and occasional wit, creating visually spare and modest designs. His early works are distinguished by their use of ordinary materials or things---string, sponges, eggs, lamp shades---employed in new and often surprisingly delightful ways. Because of this, many of Wanders designs have the look of familiarity, like his "Knotted Chair" that evokes a time-worn hammock, but with a contemporary sensibility. The object:The chair is of rope "made from braided aramid fibers wrapped around a carbon core,... more