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"Knotted" Chair
"Knotted" Chair, Designed 1996
Designed by Marcel Wanders, Dutch
Carbon and aramid fibers soaked in epoxy resin
29 x 21 x 23 inches (73.7 x 53.3 x 58.4 cm)
Gift (by exchange) of Mrs. Adolph G. Rosengarten, 2001
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Marcel Wanders: Daydreams
November 22, 2009 - June 13, 2010
The visionary and revolutionary Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (born 1963) is creating for the Museum a dreamlike, multimedia installation of objects personally selected by the artist to represent pivotal points in his extraordinary career. Using shifting video images, lighting, and sound to illuminate the development of his boldly inventive body of work, Wanders provides the visitor with a unique visual and sensory experience dramatizing the evolution of his designs over the past twenty years.

New films—detailing Wanders’s design process and philosophy in projects ranging from manufactured products, hotel interiors, and design art—make their public premiere in this retrospective installation. The soundscape that accompanies the films provides Wanders’s personal views on design.


This exhibition was made possible by Lisa S. Roberts and David W. Seltzer, and by Target, with additional support provided by Collab, a group that supports the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection and programs. An in-kind contribution was provided by Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.


Kathryn Hiesinger • Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700


Collab Gallery, first floor, Perelman Building

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