Visu Chair: Sled Base Upholstered + Grey
Visu Chair: Sled Base Upholstered + Grey
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Steelcut Trio 133
Visu Chair: Sled Base Upholstered
Visu Chair: Sled Base Upholstered

Visu Chair: Sled Base Upholstered

$485 – $629
SKU: MUU-11486-BLK
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Average lead time: 13-15 weeks


Description

Muuto's family of seating under the Visu Chair moniker keeps expanding and the Sled Base: Upholstered model now takes a place in the line-up. Mika Tolvanen, of the Finnish Rehti Group, spent 2 years perfecting the original design (aptly named Visu—the Danish word for "precision.") As it turned out, his unblinking specificity ultimately led to Visu's many versions but it was his emphasis on workability that empowered the concept. "I do not have a dogma or 'ism' but I believe good design comes from understanding materials and from a desire to improve functionality," Mika says. "An object can be complex in its variety of functions, but doesn't have to be complicated."

Specifications

Size

30.75" h x 20.75" w x 19" d (78x53x48cm)
Seat: 18" h x 16.75" w x 15.75" d (45.5x42.5x40cm)

Material

Kvadrat textile or Camo Leather upholstered shell, powder coated steel wire base

Brand

Muuto

Muuto made its impact on the design world by living up to its namesake "muttos,” the Finnish word that alludes to looking at things with a new perspective. "We give the designers the freedom to create new designs,” says co-founder Peter Bonnén. By giving free rein to the brightest design talent in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, there’s the breathing room to conjure a new take on a chair, vase or a lamp. Expanding on that success, Muuto was subsequently acquired by legendary brand Knoll In 2017, though it continues to be run independently from the company's headquarters in Copenhagen.

Peter and co-founder Kristian Byrge, who originally trained in economics and management respectively, might not have seemed destined to helm a new-influencer design firm. But it was a shared passion for all things design and and the distinctive style they dubbed “New Nordic” that rapidly brought worldwide recognition. "It serves as proof that we have something special to offer the design industry," the partners say. "We're proud to be part of the Knoll family and can't wait to unfold Muuto's global potential further in close collaboration with them."

Designer

Mika Tolvanen

”My designs are function-oriented,” says Finnish creative light Mika Tolvanen, "but that does not mean they cannot be beautiful at the same time.” Mika founded his Helsinki studio after graduating from London’s Royal College of Art and is part of a lively network of his country’s young creators called the Rehti Design Group. 

For an impressive list of companies such as Muuto, Zanotta and Offect, he has designed furniture, lamps and household goods. Mika’s priority is always to look for ways that design can serve the needs of everyday life. "What really defines objects is how we use them not what they appear to be," he says. "Design should not be the one that requires attention by being special.”


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