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ICHA Chair

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Designer : Chris Martin

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Description

The Icha chair was introduced for the first-time during Stockholm Design Week 2017 and was well received, picking up Elle Decorations “Chair of the Year” award the following year. The Chair is characterised by its round section steam bent armrests which provide high comfort while the narrow backrest helps to create a transparent chair from all angles.

A graceful collection in which Asian and Scandinavian furniture traditions meet. The desk and stools share the same slender yet strong construction. Icha is named after the Japanese restaurant in Stockholm the stool was originally designed for.

The Icha Chair is a complex wooden chair in solid, layer-glued and steam bent wood, a combination that makes it dependent on three different production techniques.

The chair is constructed to cope with the challenges of public environments and meet the requirements of “Möbelfakta”, the Swedish quality standard for furniture. In connection to its Möbelfakta certification, the Icha Chair passed quality testing to meet the requirements for use in public spaces.

A comfortable and expressive chair for general purpose in machined FSC wood.

Finishes: Natural Beech- Black Stained Beech-White Oiled Beech-Red Lacquered Beech-Walnut Stained Beech.

Size: w575 x d515mm, h758 and sh 460mm. Weight 5kg.

Option: Seat Upholstered, with Kvadrat fabrics or Elmo leathers.

The British designer Chris Martin moved to Stockholm to do freelance work for IKEA. However, Martin wanted to change his work to a more sustainable and quality-driven direction, so that there would be fewer filters between him and the final product. He met the Swedish designer Magnus Elebäck and together they founded the furniture company Massproductions in 2009.

For Massproductions, Martin designs products in a traditional Nordic way, without forgetting to add in elements from other cultures, as well. His design work is characterised by his ability to unite functionality with an innovative, even artistic appearance. In 2020, Martin was awarded with the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Prize.

Massproductions

In 2009 two designers, sharing a neo-modernist vision of functional, elegant design, decided to break free of PR-driven product strategies to create a furniture company focusing on the interplay between object and context. In order to realise their vision, they assumed control of the entire production chain – manufacturing, sales and marketing. This pioneering approach has paid off handsomely, not only in design clarity, but also in distinguished awards, renowned clients and representation in the permanent collection of the Swedish National Museum of Arts.

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