The Rope Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek

February 2020
French duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have made a chair for Finnish furniture brand Artek from a metal frame interlaced with a single length of marine rope that forms its back and armrests.
The Rope Chair, which was unveiled as part of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, consists of hollow steel tubes with cut outs that allow a piece of cord to be threaded through them in one uninterrupted movement.
Each of the four legs consists of a separate tube, which is connected with the others by weaving the rope from the front leg to the top of the first back leg and over to the second one, before circling back around to the other front leg.