Magis Cyborg Vienna Chair White
In 1960 the scientist, inventor and musician Manfred Clynes coined the term cyborg, which then grew ever more popular thanks to innumerable sci-fi novels and films; it designates an organism that combines natural and artificial elements.
Marcel Wanders interprets this fusion as the expression of a continuous search for new combinations, in today’s world, where it seems there is nothing truly new left to invent.
The original concept behind Marcel Wander’s Cyborg armchair for Magis is to join a polycarbonate base with backs in different materials. Extending this concept, the latest Cyborg introduces a back made of woven cane, an intricate, artisaninspired material.
Additional seat cushions in a range of fine fabrics are now available for all Cyborg armchairs.
Frame polycarbonate frame
Back in solid ash painted
Backrest in Vienna wicker.
- Size Description
Width. 62 cm
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.