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What is this?

Gray, single-piece form of vertical, horizontal and diagonal elements reminiscent of bent and overlapping blades of grass shaped to form the back, seat, and legs.

Why is this in our collection?

Jouin’s Solid C2 chair, made by an additive manufacturing process, is an elegant network of intersecting lines resembling sketches of natural structures. Indeed, nature inspired the chair, even though the grass-like form of the epoxy resin elements is determined by an electronic code.

This is a chair from Belgium. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2009. Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

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Its medium is

stereolithography-formed epoxy resin

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 76.8 x 40 x 54 cm (30 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Raised mark on rear left diagonal leg element: "patrickjouin / solid.c2 / 17/30"

We have 1 video that features Solid C2 Chair, 2009.

Patrick Jouin on Rapid Prototyping

Interview with Patrick Jouin about rapid prototyping and 3D printing processes.

This object was manufactured by Materialise NV and designed by Patrick Jouin

This object was purchased from Jouin Manku

The Conservation department has taken one photo of this object.

A timeline of event horizons

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Solid C2 Chair, 2009 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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