Simple, but with a souped-up spin on Scandi craftsmanship, this lounge chair explores technically innovative wood layering. Cover features a generous seat yet takes up comparatively little space in a room. Designer Thomas Bentzen adds the unique details of a sweeping shell back, wooden armrests and slightly curved seat. Ingeniously, the wood is folded over the chair's legs and backrest, which helps lock the elements of the seating in place. With its frame in solid beechwood, the seat and shell are crafted in either natural oak or in ash for the colored version.
27.75" h x 26" w x 24" d (70.7x66.3x61.2cm)
Seat height: 15" (38cm)
Lacquered ash or oak
”We give the designers the freedom to create new designs,” says Muuto co-founder Peter Bonnén. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos” that alludes to having a new perspective, the company aspires to update Scandinavian tradition for a new generation. By giving free reign to the brightest design talent in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, there’s the breathing room to conjure a new take on a chair, vase or a lamp, Peter says. “The road to success for modern Scandinavian design lies in a strong belief in the best designers of our time.”
Peter and co-founder Kristian Byrge, who originally trained in economics and management respectively, might not have seemed destined to helm a new-influencer design firm. But their passion for all things design and and the distinctive style they dub “New Nordic” has brought global acclaim in just a few short years. “This gives the Muuto designs great diversity and character and further links them to the Nordic heritage—a heritage Muuto is proud of and that all the designers carry with them as part of their professional luggage”, says Kristian.