MR01 Initial Lounge Chair

By Mathias Rasmussen

Beautifully honest, light in both weight and expression, new Danish talent Mathias Steen Rasmussen’s debut piece is a striking interplay of craftsmanship, comfort and sustainability. Originally conceived as a lounge chair that he could also use for meditation in his home, Rasmussen’s combination of wood and rope creates a simple, flexible chair that gives a sense of both floating and connection with the ground. The open triangle frame, available in either walnut or oak, has been constructed without using a single screw, while the 90 meters of hand-woven, natural linen cord that make the seat and backrest add a lightness to the design. The MR01 Initial Chair can give comfort all year round. The rope construction allows airflow in the warmer months, and simply adding a blanket or sheepskin makes it cozy all through winter. For added comfort in many sitting positions, a bouclé wool covered pillow is included. The Initial chair can be placed alone or in pairs in the home, while it functions superbly in longer rows or clusters in hospitality settings. The simplicity of the MR01 Initial Chair’s design and materials ensure it a longevity and durability that are central to Rasmussen’s core philosophy.

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BEAUTIFULLY HONEST, LIGHT IN BOTH WEIGHT AND EXPRESSION

 
 

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FOR REMAINING GROUNDED

 

 

Rasmussen conceived the MR01 as a lounge chair that could be used while meditating – a comfortable, gently inclined, low lounge seat in which one could relax, feet to the floor, and relish the calming sensation of floating while remaining grounded. The lightweight chair was always intended to be versatile and nomadic, traveling easily around the home as the user wishes.

 

 

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MATHIAS STEEN RASMUSSEN

 

 

Mathias Steen Rasmussen (born 1990) is a young Danish designer with a seasoned and rigorous approach to furniture design. He has a background in art and cabinetmaking and completed his apprenticeship in 2019 with the highest honors.

When working on his own designs, his philosophy is “honesty in construction”. This means keeping the design process open to what an object consists of and how it is constructed, often with an affinity for showcasing the naked grain of the wood and visible joints. 

As a trained cabinetmaker, wood is usually Rasmussen’s point of departure. He often brings in other natural materials such as glass, stone, and rope as textural contrasts, resulting in an aesthetic dialogue between colors, techniques, and surfaces. With an earnest respect for his materials and a keen sense of balance in form and function, his work respectfully nods to mid-century Danish design.

 

 

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