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By Mathias Rasmussen

MR01 Initial Lounge Chair Outdoor

1999 €

With its low-slung wooden frame and nautically evocative rope seat and backrest, Mathias Steen Rasmussen’s breakthrough MR01 Initial Lounge Chair has begged to be taken outside since its creation. Where the frame of the indoor edition is made from oak or walnut, the MR01 Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair is crafted from FSC®-certified iroko. This wood has proved itself ideally suited to Rasmussen’s design, maintaining its strong silhouette through the transition outside, and helping to emphasize the MR01 Initial Chair’s sculptural quality.As with the indoor edition, the MR01 Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair’s frame is constructed without the use of screws. To endure life outdoors, the MR01’s Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair’s has custom-made high-performance polyester rope. This material is waterproof, making it perfect for the poolside; UV-resistant, so it will not fade over long days in the sunshine, which means it will not degrade.  An anti-deformation core prevents the rope stretching over time.

  • Base Finish:Solid Iroko (Oiled)
  • Rope:Sunfire Melange Beige and Sand
ITEM NO: 10108453
    • Market Compliance:Global
    • Design:MR01 Initial
    • Product Net Weight Kg:10
    • Gross Weight Kg:13.5
    • Gross Height Meter:0.76
    • Gross Length Meter:0.92
    • Gross Depth Meter:0.7
    • Seating Dimensions Dx Wx H:88 x 65 x 69 cm
    • Seat Height:33 cm
    • Seat Width:60

With its low-slung wooden frame and nautically evocative rope seat and backrest, Mathias Steen Rasmussen’s breakthrough MR01 Initial Lounge Chair has begged to be taken outside since its creation. Where the frame of the indoor edition is made from oak or walnut, the MR01 Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair is crafted from FSC®-certified iroko. This wood has proved itself ideally suited to Rasmussen’s design, maintaining its strong silhouette through the transition outside, and helping to emphasize the MR01 Initial Chair’s sculptural quality.As with the indoor edition, the MR01 Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair’s frame is constructed without the use of screws. To endure life outdoors, the MR01’s Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair’s has custom-made high-performance polyester rope. This material is waterproof, making it perfect for the poolside; UV-resistant, so it will not fade over long days in the sunshine, which means it will not degrade.  An anti-deformation core prevents the rope stretching over time.

A NATURAL NOMAD MOVES OUTSIDE

 
 

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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. With the addition of the MR01 Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair to the collection, the comfort, flexibility, and sculptural beauty of Rasmussen’s ground-breaking design can now be enjoyed outside.

 

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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