Macramé was a popular handicraft pastime in the 1970s, but has since acquired a somewhat fusty image. In 1996, Marcel Wanders surprised the design world by developing a chair that was completely knotted in this way. Instead of the traditional rough sisal rope, he used ultramodern reinforced aramide. The chair was then dipped in synthetic resin and the result was an enormously strong and hypermodern chair., Droog Design started out in 1993 as a collective presentation by young Dutch designers at the annual furniture fair in Milan. The overwhelming success led Gijs Bakker and Renny Ramakers to develop the collection further and set up the Droog Design Foundation. Since then Droog Design has become known for its lucid and original design approach. Droog Design develops experimental products with clients, manufacturers and designers. One example of this is Dry Tech, a collaborative project between designers and researchers in the aerospace department at Delft University of Technology. One of the things created there was this Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders.
Marcel Wanders (in 1996)
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|Material and technique||Aramid, carbon-fibre, epoxy resin|
Chair > Furniture > Living > Utensil
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 71 cm
Width 42 cm
Depth 32 cm
|Accession number||V 1894 (KN&V)|
|Department||Applied Arts & Design|
|Creation date||in 1996|
Hand Made - Long Live Craft (2013)
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|