Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders, now one of the world’s best-known designers, created the seat by knotting lengths of synthetic rope around a carbon frame and coating the form in epoxy resin. “One of the key principles in my work has always been the wish and the need for durability,” Marcel Wanders told Dezeen when his exhibition at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum opened earlier this year. Dezeen is publishing an A to Z of   iconic chairs to count down the days until Christmas. “On the opening day enormous crowds gathered and the police had to be called in to control the traffic outside the building,” said Droog’s website. Wanders’ braided these   to create a macramé-like pattern that   evokes Droog’s handcrafted aesthetic. After receiving global attention for the Knotted Chair, Wanders went on to co-found design label Moooi in 2001, and work on products and interiors within his own studio Powerhouse. Droog collaborated with   the Aviation and Space Laboratory at Delft University of Technology on Dry Tech to develop designs using high-tech materials. At the time, aramid and carbon fibres were not commonly available to product designers. Italian furniture brand Cappellini manufactured 1000 editions of the Knotted Chair before it ceased production of the design in 2011. Catch up with the list so far »

Updated: 12.12.2014 — 04:42