Racket Chair (Tennis)

Racket Chair (Tennis)

Fernando Campana, Brazilian, 1961-
Born: Brotas, Brazil
Work Locations: São Paulo, Brazil
Humberto Campana, Brazilian, 1953-
Born: Rio Claro, Brazil
Work Locations: São Paulo, Brazil
Brass, nylon, and recycled cane
Funds from the Florence R. & Ralph L. Burgess Trust

Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana, Racket Chair (Tennis), 2013. Brass, nylon, and recycled cane; 37 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 28 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Florence R. & Ralph L. Burgess Trust, 2013.90.

This object is currently on view
height: 37.5 in, 95.2500 cm; width: 37.5 in, 95.2500 cm; depth: 28 in, 71.1200 cm
This chair is the prototype for the edition. The edition consists of 8 + 4 AP + 1 prototype.
Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design

This chair expresses Fernando and Huberto Campana’s longstanding interest in weaving. Inspired by the visual lightness of a tennis racket, the chair features an irregularly shaped brass frame with nearly transparent nylon strings woven into it. A pattern using cane recycled from popular café chairs of the 1800s has been handstitched into the nylon webbing. 

Known Provenance
Acquired from design firm by (Friedman Benda), New York; purchased 2013 from (Friedman Benda), New York by the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022

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