Marcel Wanders, ‘Coryza’, 2001, Bellevue Arts Museum

Coryza from the "Airborne Snotty Vase" series.

Image rights: Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Atoms + Bytes: Redefining Craft in the Digital Age is organized by Bellevue Arts Museum and curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. This exhibition was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.

About Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders’s subversive, often humorous designs combine the innovative with the commonplace. The Knotted Chair (1995), his best-known work, was the product of a collaboration with Delft Technical University’s aviation department. The chair blends a familiar construction technique, macramé, with technologically advanced materials typically used in aerospace. To produce the chair, hand-knotted, heat-resistant synthetic fibers are draped over a mold, injected with epoxy resin and then dried into shape. The result is an imaginative, lightweight, and durable design that appears to defy physics.

Dutch, b. 1963, Boxtel, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands