Cyborg by Magis is a small polycarbonate armchair designed by Marcel Wanders, made for indoor and outdoor.
- Designer Marcel Wonders and manufacturer Magis made news during Milan Design Week 2011 when Wanders released his intriguing Cyborg chair.
- The provocative name references everything from robots to artificial intelligence, but with specific regard to Wanders’ piece, it evokes the combination wicker/plastic construction as, like a Cyborg,
- It combines seemingly disparate parts. Cyborg and Wanders are back in the news this week with Magis’ slight tweaking of the concept: the new Cyborg is entirely made of translucent polycarbonate
Made of polycarbonate.
- Size Description
Seating height 46 cm (18.1″)
Height 80 cm (31.5″)
Wide 58 cm (22.8″)
Deep 54 cm (21.3″)
Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Currently, he is an independent industrial product designer operating from Amsterdam where he runs his own studio designing products and interiors for the best international labels, including Moooi (of which he is art director), Cappellini, Bisazza, Mandarina Duck, B&B Italia, Vitra, Kartell, Moroso, Cassina, Droog Design, Flos and Boffi. He also works on architectural projects as well as interior design. Wanders collaborates in other design-related projects such as the Vitra Summer Workshop where he has served as a project leader and he is among the first and most important designers of Droog design. Wanders has been a juror for various prizes such as the Rotterdam Design Prize (for which his own products were nominated several times) and the Kho Liang Ie prize. He lectured at SFMoMA, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and has taught at various design academies in the Netherlands and abroad.