Pixel Chair (prototype), 2014
This is a Chair (prototype). It was designed by Joris Laarman and fabricated by Joris Laarman Lab. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is assembled and adhered cnc-milled resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This chair prototype is part of Laarman’s Makerchair series, which explores the relationship between digital design, digital manufacturing, and craftsmanship. Laarman employs computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) milling to make nearly 300 resin pieces that are assembled like a three-dimensional puzzle. This undulating form bridges cutting-edge industrial techniques and the handmade.
This object was
Friedman Benda Gallery and
purchased with funds from:
Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer and
General Acquisitions Endowment.
It is credited
Museum purchase from the General Acquisitions Fund through gift of Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer in honor of Caroline Baumann.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 76.5 × 53.6 × 55.2 cm (30 1/8 × 21 1/8 × 21 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Pixel Chair (prototype), 2014; Designed by Joris Laarman (Dutch, b. 1979); Netherlands; assembled and adhered cnc-milled resin; H x W x D: 76.5 × 53.6 × 55.2 cm (30 1/8 × 21 1/8 × 21 3/4 in.); Museum purchase from the General Acquisitions Fund through gift of Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer in honor of Caroline Baumann; 2014-43-1