This SET OF TWO rope woven metal cantilever chairs is my re-imagined version of the design classic by Mart Stam.
As a clothing designer I'm deeply interested in textile design and textile manipulation, which has led me to many experiments with weaving over the years. Recently I revamped two vintage wooden chairs with rope weaving and decided to try my hand at it on this classic tubular metal silhouette. Read the blog post here: http://www.norwegianwoodonline.com/blogs/news/61134851-about-a-chair
The original tubular chair designs by Mart Stam and Marcel Breuer were so popular that they have been recreated by many companies ever since. (read more about tubular metal furniture here: http://en.thonet.de/about-us/thonet-the-story/1927-the-new-living.html)
The chairs I've chosen to revamp are NOT authentic Mart Stam cantilever chairs, which of course should be lovingly restored as originals. These are high quality Made in Italy "knockoff" versions of those original chairs. The frames are in excellent vintage condition, with no rust or large flaws. I estimate they are from the '70s or '80s.
I've restored the original armrests (plastic base with applied leather) but have completely rethought the rest of the chair with handwoven cotton cord.
This 3/16" 100% cotton cord has a synthetic core, which prevents the rope from completely stretching out. Please note a small amount of stretching is inevitable with heavy use, and this chair is recommended for sitting only, no standing! The black contrast chain weave is made from nylon paracord.
PLEASE NOTE: The price listed is for a set of TWO chairs.
We have four of these chairs available, which we are selling as two sets of two. If you would like all four chairs please select "quantity 2" (ie two sets of two chairs)
HANDWOVEN AND RESTORED IN CALIFORNIA, THIS ITEM SHIPS FROM THE USA
FREE DELIVERY IN THE SF BAY AREA (San Francisco, North Bay and East Bay only) or pickup in Marin County (Novato)
SHIPPING: for this item is via Greyhound and does NOT deliver the item directly to your home, but rather the nearest greyhound station. This helps keep shipping costs down. If you need this item delivered directly to your home contact me and we can sort out a different option!
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