Mater’s credo of eco-consciousness is reinforced by Nova from Danish design studio Arde. Fashioned from up-cycled pieces of beech veneer—sliced and glued together in a delicate and patented process-—the chair exhibits an intriguing tactile presence. With this innovative and sustainable technique of molding 3D veneer, the classic stacking shell chair evolves for a new era while retaining its welcome comfort and outstanding utility.
30.75" h x 21.25" w x 19.25" d (78.1x53.9x48.8cm)
Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
Upcycled 3D beech veneer, steel
“I wanted to launch a brand that has a strong vision to create timeless and beautiful design, based on an ethical business strategy,” says Henrik Marstrand, the chief executive and founder of Mater, the Danish design brand. Named for the Latin word for “mother,” the company signals a return to meaningful values of sustainable, eco-conscious and socially responsible design, Henrik says, and away from the self-conscious pursuit of “name” products that can confer a false sense of status. For its collections of lighting and furniture, Mater looks to both emerging talent and established designers as well as working methods that support local craft traditions, laborers and the environment. A member of the United Nations Global Compact, Mater has also been named Best Debut Design Brand by Wallpaper magazine.