Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot. Carbon Chair. 2004

Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot

Carbon Chair

2004

Manufacturer
Moooi
Medium
Epoxy and carbon
Dimensions
29 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 19 11/16" (75 x 46 x 50 cm)
Credit
Gift of the manufacturer
Object number
880.2007
Department
Architecture and Design
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Completely made of carbon fiber, the Carbon Chair is a high-tech update of the well-known molded fiberglass chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950. It was intended to be an exact replica of the Eames design, complete with the so-called Eiffel Tower base. The base proved unstable, however, so Wanders and Pot redesigned the chair with the more stable leg configuration seen in this example.

Gallery label from Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge, November 26, 2008–October 12, 2009

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