Marcel Wanders Amsterdam: plastic PET sparkling chair

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Marcel Wanders: SPARKLING CHAIR 2010. Just saw it in his retrospective in the Stedelijk in Amsterdam  It was a wow impact. Big and ludicrously plastic, and witty. “The Sparkling Chair is made out of PET and produced using the same blow molding technique commonly used for bottles of water. After blow molding the legs and seat, the hollow space is filled with high pressure air which creates very strong and structural components.With this technique the plastic usage is minimal and the total weight of the chair is only around 1kg. Finally the legs are screwed onto the shell. It’s as easy as drinking a glass of water.” See more, prototypes, sketches and an interview at: