It’s always time for relaxation somewhere and designer Chris Martin’s 4PM Chaise delivers outstanding comfort from an unexpected combination of curved and flat wood surfaces. The tapering lounge’s shape also allows the user’s feet to fall comfortably on both sides, which in turn simplifies getting in or out. In Douglas fir, characterized by its warm tone and fine grain, or slightly darker cherry, it features a height-adjustable leather headrest, held in place by an enclosed steel weight.
- 34.6" h x 21.1" w x 51.7" d (87.8x53.7x131.4cm)
- Seat height: 14.2" (36cm)
“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.”