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"Vermelha (Red)" Chair

Designed by Fernando Campana, Brazilian, born 1961, and Humberto Campana, Brazilian, born 1953. Made by Edra s.p.A., Perignano, Pisa, 1987 - present.

Made in Pisa, Italy, Europe

Designed 1993

Epoxy powder-coated steel; aluminum; cotton-covered acrylic cord and metalized polyester mixed with polyamide

30 1/4 x 34 x 28 inches (76.8 x 86.4 x 71.1 cm)


Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor (Dorrance Galleries)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Edra S.p.A., Perignano, Italy, 2004

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This chair is made from thick, soft cord (like that typically used in hot-air balloons) piled spaghetti-like on a tubular metal frame. The Campanas use common materials-even things that might be considered trash-in their furniture; they have also designed chairs made of garden hose and stuffed animals.

* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.

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