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“Kumo” Chair
Peter Danko, 2007
Seat Belting, Dog Leash Benching, European Beech
21.5" W x 22.5" D x 33" H

The “Kumo” chair is an example of a dematerialized chair, with few components and materials (the word “kumo” is Japanese for “cloud”). Asian-inspired in design, the chair uses belting in lieu of urethane foam. The belting consists of post-industrial seat belts and dog leashes, and the ply-bent frame uses FSC-certified wood. The chair is made with water-based, non-toxic adhesives. The chair was prototyped in York, PA, where Danko has a design studio and headquarters. It is manufactured in North Carolina. Danko has chairs in the permanent collections of MOMA, The Smithsonian, and The Cooper Hewitt. RE