Massproductions × Chris Martin
Waiter is the ur-chair in Massproductions' signature collection of dining furnishings. Painstakingly crafted in FSC-certified solid wood in a range of finishes, the seating takes its cue from those who know its purpose best— restaurant servers. Whether situated at home or in a commercial space, the side chair is practically engineered for extended comfort and long-wearing sturdiness. Even the back legs are thoughtfully tucked under the seat to avoid any trip-ups.
- 31.1" h x 15.4" w x 19.1" d (79x39x48.5cm)
- Seat height: 18.1" (46cm)
Solid oak or beech, walnut
“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.”