With its floating backrest, Crown Armchair from Stockholm's Massproductions lends some welcome airiness to the concept of upholstered seating. Seemingly unsupported but in fact relying on a concealed steel joint. The open-back design is a clever turn from designer and cofounder Chris Martin. It adds a note of playfulness and light-handed visual appeal to the completely upholstered form, available in an extensive choice of high-quality textiles.
- 32.75" h x 23.25" w x 22" d (83x59x56cm)
- Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
- Fabric A: Relate, Reflect, Field 2, Era, Advantage, Mainline Flax, Linara, Smooth, Solids & Stripes, Natté
- Fabric B: Floyd, Remix 3, Molly 2, Blazer, Synergy, Ruskin, Kota, Osumi, Acton, Leone plus, Creek, Lido, Lido Trend
- Fabric C: Tonus 4, Safire (Sahco), Re-wool, Melange Nap, Foss, Steelcut Trio, Steelcut 2, Canvas 2, Planum, Nitto, Silk, Fuga, Lamu, Ponza, Wooly, Wooly+, Loop
- Fabric C Plus: Hallingdal 65, Harald 3, Vidar 3,Divina 3, Divina MD, Plecto, Mosiac 2, Sprinkles, Ritz, Tweed
- Fabric D: Coda 2, Noise, Euro Post, Luna 2, Storr, Nuance, Elmo Soft, Elmo Nordic
- Fabric D Plus: Pilot, Silas, Tiree, Dunes, Elmo Rustical
- Fabric E: Gentle 2, Shade
- COM and COL are available on request
“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.”