Marée 401 Chair
Ready with its all-embracing curves for use inside or outdoors, Marée 401 is a sturdy but lightweight choice around the dining table or in a cozy corner. With a weatherproof molded plastic seat in brisk black or white, the chair adds a metal frame powder-coated to match or alternatively in polished chrome. Copenhagen designer Jens Martin Skibsted's open-back design makes it easy to pick up and move around to add to its functional versatility.
- 31.1" h x 20.8" w x 20" d (79x52.8x50.8cm)
- Seat height: 18.5" (47cm)
Polished chrome, plastic
Founder Morten Engelbrecht found his bliss while working for a Copenhagen furniture store at age 17. He didn’t know it at first; he even tried twice to get into architecture school. “I realized that it was never going to happen,” he says, and in 1989 he started his own furniture company while still in his twenties. First as an importer of other European brands, Engelbrechts then developed into an international manufacturer, partnering with the likes of renowned Danish designers Erik Magnussen, Jørgen Rasmussen and Anders Hermansen.
“Simplicity, functionality, high comfort, the design must be useful,” Morten says as he ticks off the company’s priorities. “We don’t make small details just to make it look nice, that’s not how we work.” Creating timeless furniture is also how his company looks to the future. “Good design is sustainable, both in terms of the environment but also sustainable in terms of long-lasting products that you want to keep for a lifetime.”