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89/409 Chair, 'Peanut', laminated craftwood, designed by Marc Newson, made by Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, 1988. Click to enlarge.

‘Peanut’ chair designed by Marc Newson & made by Eckhard Reissig

Made by Reissig, Eckhard in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988.

The ‘Peanut’ chair of laminated craftwood was designed by Marc Newson in 1988 and made by Eckhard Reissig in Sydney. Craftwood is medium density fibreboard. Its strength and flexibility is demonstrated in the fluid curves of this adventurous chair.

Summary

Object No.

89/409

Object Statement

Chair, 'Peanut', laminated craftwood, designed by Marc Newson, made by Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, 1988

Physical Description

The 'Peanut' chair is formed from one continuous piece of laminated craftwood (medium density fibreboard). The chair has two deep fluid curves, one forming the back and the other forming the seat, giving it the appearance of curving back in on itself. The chair has a single tapered leg at the back.

Dimensions

Height

690 mm

Width

605 mm

Depth

940 mm

Production

Notes

This chair was designed by Marc Newson, Sydney, Australia, 1988 as one of 16 pieces of furniture commissioned for the Belle Craftwood Award of Excellence, 1988.

It was made by Eckhard Reissig, Sydney, Australia in1988.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Laminex Industries

Acquisition Date

18 May 1989

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Peanut' chair designed by Marc Newson & made by Eckhard Reissig 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <https://ma.as/95470>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Store 1 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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