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  • Literature

    Marcus Fairs, 21st Century Design: New Design Icons from Mass Market to Avant-Garde, London, 2009, pp. 176-177

  • Catalogue Essay

    The ‘Sponge’ chair was the 2004 debut of Dutch designer Peter Traag, a graduate of London’s Royal College of Art. Its shape, inspired by sea sponges, is the result of a technological innovation that allows it to obtain a firm yet invitingly soft seat. Polyurethane foam has been injected directly into an overly large ‘upholstery’ shell, which has been reinforced by a special fluorocarbon polyester thread. This production technique results in a unique chair, forming random ‘elephant skin’ folds that mimic a well-worn classic armchair.

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Two ‘Sponge’ armchairs

2004
Trivera upholstery, polyurethane.
Each: 29 x 39 x 25 in (73.7 x 99.1 x 63.5 cm)
Manufactured by Edra, Italy. Underside of each impressed ‘edra/SPONGE/design: Peter Traag’ (2).

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $5,625

Moss

16 October 2012
New York