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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?

Marcel Wanders is a young veteran of contemporary Dutch design. He is a member of the Dutch cooperative Droog Design, sharing their vision for simplicity, occasional wit, and creating visually spare and modest designs. His early works are distinguished by their use of ordinary materials or objects—string, sponges, eggs, lamp shades—employed in new and often surprisingly delightful ways. Because of this, many of Wanders’s designs have a look of familiarity, like his Knotted Chair, which evokes a time-worn hammock, but with a contemporary sensibility. The chair is of rope “made from braided aramid fibers wrapped around a carbon core, knotted into the shape of a chair. It is then impregnated with epoxy... more

This is a chair from Italy. It is dated designed 1996, produced 2008 and we acquired it in 2008. Gift of Cappellini.

This image is on display This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Making Design.

Its medium is

rope (aramid fibers over carbon core; macramé knotting technique), soaked in epoxy resin, dried

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 70.8 x 53.3 x 63.5 cm (27 7/8 x 21 x 25 in.)

This object was produced by Cappellini S.p.A. and designed by Marcel Wanders

This object was donated by Cap Design S.p.A.

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Knotted Chair, designed 1996, produced 2008 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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