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Cyborg Chair

c. 2011

by Marcel Wanders
for Magis

Cyborg Chair

by Marcel Wanders
for  Magis

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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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Marcel Wanders

Netherlands

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.

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