Hella Jongerius. Kasese Sheep Chair. 1999

Hella Jongerius Kasese Sheep Chair 1999

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Jongerius has gained notoriety for fusing industry and craft, high and low technology, and tradition and contemporary design. On a trip to Africa, Jongerius encountered a classic three-legged stool crafted by a carpenter from Kasese, Uganda. Inspired, she created a new seat that captures the character of the original, transforming a traditional African design into a folding chair, made of light, high-tech material.

Gallery label from Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge, November 26, 2008–October 12, 2009.
Manufacturer
Cappellini S.p.A., Milan, Italy
Medium
Carbon fiber, fiberglass, and felt
Dimensions
28 1/4 x 22 3/8 x 25 3/8" (71.8 x 56.8 x 64.5 cm)
Credit
Gift of the designer
Object number
114.2003
Copyright
© 2021 Hella Jongerius
Department
Architecture and Design

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