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1988

  • Work on this object began.

2006

2008

2021

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S Chair Chair

This is a chair. It was designed by Tom Dixon. We acquired it in 2006. Its medium is recycled automobile rubber tire inner tube, steering wheel, welded steel (frame). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This high-backed chair by British designer Tom Dixon has multiple stretched narrow horizontal strips of recycled automobile rubber tire inner tubes over its welded steel frame on a steering wheel base. S-shaped, the chair’s seat morphs into the backrest in one continuous curve; there are no joints or pieces that need assembly. Dixon taught himself how to rework salvaged materials into functional furniture. His approach here combines recycled materials and fashions them into a sculptural product of high design.

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Cite this object as

S Chair Chair; Designed by Tom Dixon (English, b. 1959); England; recycled automobile rubber tire inner tube, steering wheel, welded steel (frame); 2006-4-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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