Man or machine? It's no riddle in Massproduction's elegantly refined Tio Chair. Designer Chris Martin's fascination with industrial methods dictated the medium-steel wire produced on a computer-controlled bending machine—but his method was hands-on. "The design for Tio was the end result of a few months of thinking, sketching and sculpting," says the British designer. As multi-purpose seating for indoor or outdoor use, the stackable chair harmonizes with a large variety of architectural styles. In galvanized metal wire covered with a polyester powder coat, the 10 available colors offer wide versatility (with an optional padded seat available as well). Chris and design partner Magnus Elebäck take outdoor-indoor furniture to another level via their Stockholm-based firm, Massproductions. The extensive Tio collection offers tables to seating, in a range of incarnations. No wonder they were awarded the prestigious Golden Chair award by the Swedish Association of Architects for Tio, cited as "consummately designed, with excellent sharpness of detailing and beauty of line."
$457 – $634 based on final options selected
Finish: White, Black, Wine Red, Pastel Turquoise, Blue Green, Stone Grey, Ivory, Brown Beige, Beige Red, Pale Brown, Hot-Dip Galvanized, Oilcloth Green, March Yellow, Overseas Blue