Why Textile Superstar Nani Marquina Treasures This Thrown-Out Chair

Why Textile Superstar Nani Marquina Treasures This Thrown-Out Chair

By Dwell / Photos by Gunnar Knechtel
An authentic Thonet chair found by her father is a daily reminder of durability and resistance.

My father found this Thonet chair thrown out with the trash in 1987. Being an architect and designer himself, he knew it was authentic and wanted to rescue it from the ignorance of its previous owner. He placed it on top of a glass base and illuminated it in our studio like an artwork. 

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