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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.

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Title Knotted Chair
Material and technique Aramid, carbon-fibre, epoxy resin
Object type
Chair > Furniture > Living > Utensil
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 71 cm
Width 42 cm
Depth 32 cm
Artists Producent: Cappellini S.p.A.
Ontwerper: Marcel Wanders
Uitvoerder: Wandschappen
Accession number V 1894 (KN&V)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1996
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 1996
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Hand Made - Long Live Craft (2013)
Material
Object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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