Massproductions head designer and cofounder Chris Martin’s offers an oval version of his monumental concrete table. Colossus’s expansive size was meant to foster inclusivity in challenging times, he says: “The world needs big tables that bring lots of people together.” Topped with resilient laminate, the table is a striking addition in both residential and commercial settings and was honored as furnishing of the year with a Swedish Design Award.
28.7" h x 93.3" d x 70.9" w (73x237x180cm)
Concrete, formica laminate
“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.”