In continuation of its goal to bring industrial production techniques to artistic furniture pieces, Finnish design brand Artek has teamed up with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to create the Rope Chair. The Rope Chair translates a 2D line drawing into a 3D chair with a frame made with steel tubing and rope.
Due to its linear form, one would expect the Rope Chair to be rigid. However, the three pieces of rope add an unexpected element of flexibility to the chair. The contrast between the stiff metal tubes and pliable rope make the piece more welcoming upon closer inspection