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may 09, 2010

marcel wanders for xO

this year marks the first time collaboration between dutch designer marcel wanders and french furniture manufacturing company xO. wanders designed ‘eden’ and ‘babel’ for the company, two collections which express biblical names.

‘babel’ chair image © designboom

the ‘babel’ chair mixes up conventional ideas of furniture design. the wooden seat finds its place at the centre of a plastic structure. its transparent base has a turned wood appearance evident in the chair’s legs, and the back provides a an almost non-existent lightness to the piece.

‘babel’ chair

components of the ‘babel’ chair ready for assembly

‘babel’ chairs and ‘eden’ table

‘eden’ collection

the ‘eden’ collection uses ceramics to create a decor that refers to ‘alice and wonderland’. the monumental vases, tables and stools are shaped similarly to the pawn pieces of a chess game.

‘eden’ stools image © designboom

installation view of marcel wander’s ‘babel’ chair and ‘eden’ collection image © designboom

marcel wander’s ‘babel’ chair and ‘eden’ collection were on show at the milan fairgrounds during design week 2010.

  • GORGEOUS!!! This is beautiful, I saw this Babel Chair at the Salone and it’s even more beautiful alive, surpassed my expectations.

    Mario says:

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