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Artek Rope Chair

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Starting at: $830.00 USD
$830.00 USD

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More like a silhouette than a solid block, the Rope Chair is a line drawing translated into three dimensions, a simple artistic gesture rendered in space. Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the chair is a synthesis of contrasts: sophisticated engineering and MORE INFO

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More like a silhouette than a solid block, the Rope Chair is a line drawing translated into three dimensions, a simple artistic gesture rendered in space. Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the chair is a synthesis of contrasts: sophisticated engineering and creative expression, solid structure and flexible elements, stiff tubes and pliable rope. Made for marine use, the rope is at the heart of the chair’s unexpected comfort; a weight-bearing part of the construction, it allows the chair to adapt to those who use it. Where other chairs dictate a specific way of sitting, the Rope Chair invites creativity in posture, encouraging dynamic movement and changes in position. When the sitter rises, the chair’s frame bears the traces of the body it last supported, the imprint of a user who co-defines its shape.

MATERIALS:

  • Frame: Steel tube
  • Seat: Form-pressed beech plywood
  • Seat surface: Ash veneer
  • Rope: Flax / Polyester

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Width: 51 cm / 20 inch
  • Depth: 44 cm / 17 1/4 inch
  • Height: 80 cm / 31 1/2 inch
  • Seat Height: 45.5 cm / 18 inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Light Grey: Frame light grey matt powder coated, Seat light grey lacquered, Rope natural flax
  • Black: Frame black matt powder coated, Seat black lacquered, Rope black polyester
Brand
Artek

Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business idea of the company was "to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means." That was the beginning of Artek.

The Artek collection comprises design furniture and lighting fixtures by the Nordic masters Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, and Eero Aarnio. In addition to classics, Artek is also launching new generation design products under the Artek Studio brand. Alvar Aalto's furniture represents an interpretation of Scandinavian modernism articulated primarily in Finnish birch wood. Wood and functionality are both hallmarks of the Artek collection. The Artek portfolio represents the most comprehensive collection of wooden design furniture in the world.

Artek has international sales offices in New York, Berlin, Stockholm and Tokyo. The domestic market accounts for 60% of the company's turnover, with Artek holding a solid position in the Finnish consumer and contract market. Vitra's design classics have for a number of years been an important part of Artek's collection for the Finnish market. Artek operates four stores in Finland, as well as a wide retail network.

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Artek Rope Chair Designed by:
  • Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec , 2020
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan - France, 1971 / Erwan - France, 1976

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s working collaboration is a permanent dialogue nourished by their distinct personalities and a shared notion of diligence with the intention to reach more balance and fineness.

In 1997, they presented their Disintegrated Kitchen at the Salon du Meuble in Paris and were spotted by Giulio Cappellini, who gave them their first industrial design projects, notably the Lit clos (“Closed Bed”) and the Spring Chair. A meeting with Vitra’s Rolf Fehlbaum resulted in their conception of a new kind of office system, Joyn, in 2002. This was the beginning of a special partnership that has borne fruit in numerous projects, including Algues, the Alcove Sofa, the Worknest, the Slow Chair, the Vegetal and L’Oiseau. Since 2004, the Bouroullecs have also been working with Magis, for whom they have designed two complete furniture collections, Striped and Steelwood as well as additional projects such as the Pila chair, the Pilo table, the Central and Tambour tables.

In 2010, they debuted a new collection of tableware for Alessi. Since 2011, they have designed the Piani and Aim lamps for Flos, the Losanges rug for Nani Marquina, the Osso chair for Mattiazzi.

Today Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design for numerous manufacturers, Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Alessi, Mattiazzi, Flos, and more recently, Iittala.

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