Cyborgs at Musée d’Orsay

If you take a trip to Paris' Mus©e d'Orsay look out for Magis' polycarbonate Cyborg chairs that are now gracing the museum's Impressionist Gallery on the 5th floor.

Cyborgs at Musée d'Orsay

Inspired by 1960s science fiction, the Cyborg's fluid form sits in perfect contrast to the angular lines of the gallery space

Originally built in 1900 and designed by architect Victor Laloux, the Impressionist Gallery was recently reopened after a 2-year long refurbishment that reportedly cost 20 million euros. Architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte was responsible for renovating the 5th floor with the aim of improving the lighting and to re-examining the dialogue between the display cases and colored walls. While the existing metal roof structure has been preserved, Wilmotte has added dark wood flooring,  delicate grey walls and a new lighting system.

Cyborgs at Musée d'Orsay


Designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the Cyborg chair was introduced by Italian plastic furniture specialists, Magis in 2011. Its sleek frame is made in glossy polycarbonate and available in a range of color combinations. The seat and legs are air-molded polycarbonate, while the back is injection-molded. See our full review of the Cyborg chair here.

For Specifying Information on Cyborg contact or call 616 654-3000.

Cyborgs at Musée d'Orsay

About the manufacturer: Magis was founded by Eugenio Perazza in 1976 in the north eastern corner of Italy. The brand is renowned for producing high end plastic furniture and has worked with renowned international designers such as Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson Konstantin Grcic and Ron Arad to name a few.

About the designer: Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. In 1995 he opened his own studio based in Amsterdam. Six years later, in 2001 he co-founded the successful design label Moooi, of which he is the art director. He has designed products for a huge list of international brands including Puma, B&B Italia, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines and Google. His work has also been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the V&A Museum in London.

Posted August 20, 2012 by Editor

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