GUBI | MR01 Initial Chair

$3,555
Color: Oak
Quantity:
Made To Order
Ships in 10-12 weeks

MR01 Initial is a simple construction, optimized for production and made with the intent of long lasting. It is honest in its construction, multi-functional, and is easy to understand. Because the rope gives the seat and backrest a certain transparency, it is so light that it almost appears to float.

A low seating chair 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 chair emanates from a simple construction, optimized for production and made with the intent of lasting as long as the materials themselves permit it to. It is honest in its construction, multi-functional, and easy to understand. Because the rope gives the seat and backrest a certain transparency, it is so light that it almost appears to float." — Mathias Steen Rasmussen





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