When it seems there is nothing new to invent; Marcel Wanders Studio creates the ever-evolving Cyborg chair. In 1960 the scientist, inventor, and musician Manfred Clynes coined the term cyborg, which grew in popularity thanks to innumerable sci-fi novels and films. The term designates an organism that combines natural and artificial elements — this is the basis of Cyborg. The armchair is designed with an industrial part consisting of four plastic legs, almost bare, deliberately “non-designed,” and on an artisanal “designed” backrest. Its backrest dictates the aesthetic quality and expression. With Cyborg, the backrest is transparent, consisting of a polycarbonate, and combines with a black or white frame. For additional comfort, add a cushion in expanded polyurethane covered in fabric (Kvadrat “Divina MD,” “Divina Mélange,” and “Remix”).
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Born in 1963, Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer and art director, who gained a following after the debut of his Knotted Chair in 1996. He opened Powerhouse Studio in Amsterdam in 2000, where he developed furniture pieces of his own design and welcomed projects with other international design specialists. Shortly after he founded his own studio, he became the co-founder of the design label Moooi. Wanders invited over 50 international designers in 2014 to his Powerhouse Studio, which resulted in partnerships of over 1700+ projects for both private clients and product design development. His collaborations include projects with Alessi, Flos, and Swarovski. In 2015, Wanders created a prefabricated house named Eden for Revolution Precrafted.