Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders ‘Knotted Chair’ was launched in 1996; the chair has the delicate appearance of handcrafted macramé – yet is extremely durable and light, both visually and physically.
The chair is constructed from lengths of hand-braided aramid and carbon fibre cord, which are impregnated with epoxy resin to provide rigidity. The knotted weave is then attached to a wooden frame to dry, letting gravity define the final form of the seat.
Marcel produced the first prototypes himself, before Italian furniture brand ‘Cappellini’ took over the manufacture, still using Marcel’s handicraft construction technique.
Click here to see the fascinating video highlighting the innovation and construction behind this wonderful creation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRY_ijFDZPc