Marc Newson

Wood Chair
Wood Chair
Wood Chair
Wood Chair
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Wood Chair

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Originally designed as a commissioned piece for a Crafts Council of New South Wales travelling exhibition, 'The House of Fiction: domestic blueprints in wood'. The original 'Wood' chair was made by Marc's own company Pod, using Canadian rock maple and Australia coachwood.

The Wood Chair is a good example of Marc’s desire to push the limits of the material and consists of slatted beech wood strips steam bent to form a 'double curve' or 'alpha'shape. The backrest extends down, around and back to form the seat and supports, the strips strengthened with horizontal bracing at each end and at three points around the curve of the seat.

A couple of years later Cappellini put the Wood Chair into production with some modifications: the angle of the seat back was more reclined and beech hardwood replaced the Tasmanian pine.

The piece is in production and is manufactured by Cappellini.

Year

1988

Sector

Furniture

Key material

Wood