A New String to His Bow
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 9/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Some furniture classics get reissued—this one got restrung. Industrial-design pioneer Jacques Guillon created his Cord chair in 1953 and introduced this quintessence of weightless minimalism at the Triennale di Milano the following year. The chair's most arresting features were its seat and back, nothing more than tightly strung nylon cords.
Avenue Road has now rescued Cord from obscurity—with two important differences. The seat and back are strung with eight-strand braided polyethylene in either white or black. And the frame, formerly made of laminated plywood, is solid maple veneered in walnut or lacquered black. Dimensions are 22 inches wide, 23 deep, and 34 high. 416-548-7788; avenue-road.com. circle 418