The iconic Knotted Chair is an adult interpretation of the tiny chairs used to decorate a doll’s house, a visionary creation by designer Marcel Wanders. The macramé technique that inspired the design of the Knotted Chair has been revisited in a surprising structure made of carbon covered with aramide fiber cord and then coated with epoxy resin. Thus, an innovative object was born, with an intrinsically romantic allure. This project earned a place in the permanent collections of the MoMA in New York, the V&A Museum in London, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
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.