MR01 Initial Chair

Pre-Order Lead Time: 14 - 16 weeks
Designed by Mathias Steen Rasmussen

Originally designed for his own home as a lounge chair he could also use for meditation, the MR01 Initial Chair by woodworker Mathias Steen Rasmussen unites traditional craftsmanship with original ideas in a simple form that is at once familiar and yet strikingly modern.

Rasmussen's deep understanding of the characteristics and potential of wood can be seen in the way the visible end-grain and directional grain of the wood are utilized to emphasize the geometry of the form. Because the wedged tenon joints go right through the frame, there is no left or right side before the chair is assembled, and four out its five cross bars are identical, simplifying construction and reducing waste. The chair will acquire a pleasing patina as it ages, giving it a sustainability that the designer was keen to cultivate.

The seat and backrest are hand-woven from 90 meters of rope, using a method he developed himself, which locks the rope into the frame. The rope adds a lightness and transparency, both literally and visually, that elevates the chair's classic shape, making it feel fresh and relevant.

Frame: Walnut or oak finished with oil
Rope: Natural linen with semi-elastic anti-deformation core
Pillow: Fabric bouclé wool and viscose (Karakorum Duna 003 from Dedar), feather filled

Backrest H55 x W60cm
Total D88 x 65 x 69cm
Seat D55 x H33cm
Pillow 60 x 23 x 12cm