Massproductions cofounder (along with Magnus Elebäck) Chris Martin’s starting point for the Tio series was to use as little material as possible which this indoor-outdoor side table aptly illustrates. Employing sturdy bent-steel rods in a simple construction, the design tricks the eye and appears much greater than the sum of its parts. Finished with a polyester powder coat and given a laminate top, the table comes in a range of Nordic hues or opt for the hot dipped galvanized version.
16" h x 23.6" dia (40.7x60cm)
Electroplated or galvanized 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.”