A classic piece of mid-century modern design, the Cord Chair was conceived in 1953 by designer Jacques Guillon who was decades ahead of his time in integrating the concepts of reduced materiality and upcycling; the original cord was leftover parachute cord from the war. Produced exclusively by Man of Parts in Italy with the approval of the Guillon family, these editions hold true to his vision.
The Cord Chair’s wood frame comes in black stained beech or clear stained walnut. The cord is tightly strung like a tennis racket and supports a surprising amount of weight. In fact, this design has passed CATAS tests for commercial environments. Seat pads in leather or fabric upholstery are available on request.
- DesignerJacques Guillon
- FinishSatin finished walnut or stained black oak wood.
- Dimensions56cm W x 59cm D x 86cm H x 46cm SH
- CertificationsCATAS EN 16139 L1
Born in 1922 in Paris, Jacques Guillon established himself in Montréal and quickly became a Canadian design pioneer. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach and bringing together a multi-talented team of designers his work spans across industrial design, interior design, graphic design and architecture.