This object is currently resting in our storage facility. There are 2 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.


Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • We acquired this object.

  • Work on this object ended.





  • You found it!

Solid C2 Chair, 2009

This is a chair. It was designed by Patrick Jouin and manufactured by Materialise NV. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is stereolithography-formed epoxy resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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 object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Printing Furniture.

This object was purchased from Jouin Manku. It is credited Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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"

Cite this object as

Solid C2 Chair, 2009; Designed by Patrick Jouin (French, b. 1967); Belgium; stereolithography-formed epoxy resin; H x W x D: 76.8 x 40 x 54 cm (30 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; 2009-8-1

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 previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

The Conservation department has taken one photo of this object.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Solid C2 Chair, 2009 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=14 December 2017 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

If you would like to tell us more about an object or have found an error in an object record, please let us know!