Massproductions × Chris Martin
This version of Icha works well with a standard height table or whenever a spare seat is needed. With both Asian and Nordic design influences, Chris Martin’s refined stool has a gracefully curved seat for long-wearing comfort and a timeless style that owes to its skilled wood handcraft. The stool comes in a range of covetable finishes, in stained oak and beech or an enervating red lacquer.
20" h x 17.7" w x 12.7" d (50.9x44.9x32.3cm)
Solid wood or beech
“Our goal is to use industrial processes to create furniture which people can get excited about, something that gives them pride of ownership,” says Chris Martin of Stockholm-based Massproductions. “You can do that with a hand-crafted piece, but for us the satisfaction comes from achieving it with an industrially produced article.” Chris, an Englishman, and Swedish business partner Magnus Elebäck first met as independent consultants and eventually put their accumulated knowledge to work for themselves in 2009 by opening their own furniture company, Massproductions.
Within modernist design codes, they strive for a “dignified simplicity” and their emblematic Tio Chair took the prestigious Golden Chair award from the Swedish Association of Architects. Also cognizant of environmental factors, a core concept is to produce “cleverly and in volume” to emphasize sustainability as well as social ethics, Chris says. "We believe that responsible and rational mass production benefits the consumer, the factory worker and everyone in-between.”