The Etch Chair by Elizabeth Cordes

September 1, 2009

American designer Elizabeth Cordes has sent us photos of the Etch chair that she has designed for the Brooklyn, New York manufacturer Material Process Systems (MPS).

The chair was created to be part of the RE/BUILD exhibition at Brooklyn’s Gallery 1889.

Faced with a slowing economy and excess capacity, while having access to surplus materials, idle machinery, underutilized manpower, and a vacant storefront, MPS created the RE/BUILD challenge. Six designers were invited to design and develop products using only the resources available at the MPS shop. The furniture, sculpture, and objects of intrigue resulting from this collaborative endeavor have been put on display at Gallery 1889 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.