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Babel Chair - Leather Seat

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Design by Marcel Wanders, 2010. By xO Design.  The Babel Chair is mixing up conventional ideas. The leather seat is finding its place at the center of a plastic structure. The transparent base of the Babel Chair... Read More
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Design by Marcel Wanders, 2010.
By xO Design.

The Babel Chair is mixing up conventional ideas. The leather seat is finding its place at the center of a plastic structure. The transparent base of the Babel Chair has a turned wood appearance and the back surmounts the whole part with elegance and lightness. Available with choice of Black or Transparent legs.

The Babel Chair is also available with a wood seat in both Black and Transparent legs.

The Babel Chair by xO Design uses modern materials with an old-world charm and design with the spindle legs. Sturdy yet airy, the Babel Chair is a juxtaposition of form. Available with choice of Black or Transparent legs. A Marcel Wanders design.


Material(s): Acrylic, leather

Dimensions: 31.5" H X 15.75" W X 16.7" D; Seat height: 18.5"


17620A5L 17620B5L

Marcel Wanders

Designer: Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Marcel Wanders' fame started with his iconic Knotted Chair, which he produced for Droog Design in 1996. He is now ubiquitous, designing for the biggest European contemporary design manufacturers like B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog Design and Moooi of which he is also art director and co-owner. Founded in 2000, Moooi has grown into an internationally renowned design label. Additionally, Marcel Wanders works on architectural and interior design projects and recently turned his hand to consumer home appliances.

Marcel Wanders was the editor of the International Design Yearbook 2005. In the same year, together with chef Peter Lute, Marcel Wanders established the extraordinary LUTE SUITES hospitality-concept, the first "all over city suites" hotel in the world. Marcel Wanders also designed the interior of Blits, a new restaurant in Rotterdam and the interior of restaurant "Thor" at the Hotel on Rivington in New York including bar, lounge and private club. Marcel Wanders is the first and among the most important designers of Droog design. Marcel Wanders was a juror for various prizes like the Rotterdam Design Prize (for which his own products were nominated several times) and the Kho Liang Ie prize. Marcel Wanders lectured at SFMoMA, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and has taught at various design academies in the Netherlands and abroad.

Various designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen and various Droog Design exhibitions. Coverage on Marcel Wanders has been published in all leading design magazines and newspapers such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D. magazine, Abitare, Wallpaper, Nylon, Elle decoration, Icon, Esquire, the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Business Week.

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xO Design

Manufacturer: xO Design

Crossing the line and breaking boundaries with innovative and inventive furniture concepts for the modern era, XO Design is brought to you by renowned designers from Philippe Starck to Eugeni Quitllet. XO. An old cognac? "Kisses and hugs"? Shedding learned associations, look again. XO is simply a cross and circle. XO intends to break down the familiar and give it a fresh perspective. Simple, graphic - and yet unexpected. To quote Starck, "To make a beautiful baby, parents have to be in love". XO is definitely a love affair. View other products from xO Design

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