Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders
Updated: Jan 29, 2020
Knotted Chair, designed by Marcel Wanders, is a lightweight chair which combines industrial techniques and handcrafting. A thread constructed of aramid and carbon fibers, is knotted into the shape of a chair and then impregnated with epoxy resin and hung in a frame to dry, leaving the final form in the hands of gravity. The Knotted Chair was a result of Droog’s 1996 Dry Tech I project.
Designed in 1996, the project has been produced by Cappellini. They stopped producing the chair in 2011 (after a 1000 of them were made) and since then it has been part of the Personal Editions collection. The Knotted Chair sits within the permanent collections of V&A Museum London, MoMA NY and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.