Designer Chris Martin’s trolley is beautifully functional with a subtle but refined look. “Straightforward, I wanted to strip down the concept of the trolley to something that could simplify serving in private and public environments alike,” he says. The rolling structure is centered around a pair of gorgeous, generously sized wooden trays that contrast with the airy angularity of the sturdy stainless steel frame. Chose from solid natural-finish or black-stained oak, each with its own distinctive character.
30.9" h x 28.8" w x 24.6" w (78.4x73.2x62.5cm)
Oak, stainless steel
“Our goal is to use industrial processes to create furniture which people can get excited about, something that gives them pride of ownership,” says Chris Martin of Stockholm-based Massproductions. “You can do that with a hand-crafted piece, but for us the satisfaction comes from achieving it with an industrially produced article.” Chris, an Englishman, and Swedish business partner Magnus Elebäck first met as independent consultants and eventually put their accumulated knowledge to work for themselves in 2009 by opening their own furniture company, Massproductions.
Within modernist design codes, they strive for a “dignified simplicity” and their emblematic Tio Chair took the prestigious Golden Chair award from the Swedish Association of Architects. Also cognizant of environmental factors, a core concept is to produce “cleverly and in volume” to emphasize sustainability as well as social ethics, Chris says. "We believe that responsible and rational mass production benefits the consumer, the factory worker and everyone in-between.”