“The chair is important to me because it became such an icon of who I am. Vidal Sassoon said you only have one chance to make a first impression, and this chair was that for me. We were investigating what could be done with carbon fibers and people normally use that material as if it’s a sheet for bending. I thought ‘no, no, it’s a fiber, a textile, so I have to make a textile design.’ So I didn’t start with sheets, I started with fibers and just made knots. Design doesn’t need to be dead perfect. It can have the imperfection of the human hand and the soul of its maker inside. It can have its own decorative quality and doesn’t have to be minimalist. It can be feminine in its handwriting. All these things came together in the Knotted Chair.” — Marcel Wanders in Disegno Daily.