Visu Lounge Chair


Brand : Muuto

Designer : Mika Tolvanen


The Visu lounge chair was designed for Muuto by Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen. The designer has said about his creation: “The task was to create a personal interpretation of the ever-relevant plywood chair. I wanted my chair to have an unobtrusive and timeless nature that is familiar but never boring and without sacrificing function or ergonomics. In the end, I think every detail is exactly as it is supposed to be”. The Visu lounge chair has a seat that is pleasantly wide and ergonomic, making the Visu lounge chair perfect for the living room.

Colours: Oak-Dark Brown-Grey-Black and Duty Green

Size: W60cm x D51cm, H69 cm. Seat height 40 cm.

Material: Water-based lacquered oak and Upholstery in fabric and leather

Care instructions: Clean with damp cloth. Remove stains using a mild mixture of water and detergent.

Mika Tolvanen was born in  Finland in 1975. He is part of the Finnish Rehti Design Group, a forum of young Finnish designers that have in common their passion for true and simple design. After his graduation at the Royal College of Art with a Master of Design in the year 2001, Mika founded his own design office – Studio Mika Tolvanen – in Helsinki.
Based in an ancient bakery, works for renowned companies such as Zanotta, Muuto or Offecct are done in the Mika Tolvanen Studio, designing furniture, lamps and consumer’s goods. ”My Design are function oriented. I try to design functionally and visually durable objects. Products are for use, but that does not mean they can not be beautiful at the same time. I do not have a dogma or ism, but I believe good design comes from understanding materials and from a desire to improve functionality. An objects can be complex in its variety of functions, but doesn’t have to be complicated.”


Rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition Muuto represents the New Nordic Design movement with an honest expression, enduring aesthetics and respect for craftmanship and functionality. These characteristics have been embedded into the entire Muuto collection comprised of furniture, lighting and accessories. Including individual products such as Muuto chairs, sofas and tables. By expanding this heritage with forward looking materials, techniques and bold creative thinking, their ambition is to deliver a new perspective on Scandinavian design. The name Muuto comes from the Finnish word muutos, meaning new perspective. They handpick leading contemporary designers who are strong interpreters of their philosophy and then combine their talent and skills with the passionate Muuto creative team.

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