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MIKA TOLVANEN ON THE DESIGN “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.  Designing a family of chairs, visually releated but for different functions, was an iterative and thorough process lasting nearly two years. In the end, I think every detail is exactly as it is supposed to be.” MATERIAL Lacquered ash or oak veneer shell, formpressed wood veneer base. Wood is PU lacquered DIMENSIONS height 78 cm, width 45,5 cm, depth 50 cm, seat height 45,5 cm COLOR OPTIONS oak/white, oak/oak, grey/grey, rose/rose, red/red, dusty green/dusty green, geen/green, black/black UPHOLSTERY OPTIONS  black/Steelcut 190, black/Field 142, grey/Steelcut Trio 133, oak/Field 232, oak/Field 932, oak/Steelcut Trio 515 OPTIONS wood base, sled base, tube base

PRICE lacquered from: € 299 / £ 279 / DKK 2.195 / SEK 2.795 / NOK 2.395 / CHF 379, upholstery from: € 399 / £ 369 / DKK 2.995 / SEK 3.695 / NOK 3.495 / CHF 499

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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INSPIRATION

MIKA TOLVANEN is part of the Finnish Rehti Design group. After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Master in design in 2001, Mika established his own design office in Helsinki. He has since worked with some of the world’s top designers and manufacturers.

MIKA TOLVANEN ON HIS DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
The objective is not only to design products but rather look for occasions that need design. What really defines objects is how we use them not what they appear to be. Design should not be the one that requires attention by being special.

MIKA TOLVANEN ON NEW NORDIC DESIGN
The way of doing design is always very personal for each designer. But the way we dwell up here has penetrated our lives and the way we design. Nordic design has always been here and there have been no gaps between periods. Only means of manufacturing have developed making new design more exciting.

MUUTO products by Mika Tolvanen:
Visu Bar Stool
Visu Chair - Wood base
Visu Lounge Chair
Hideaway
Visu Chair - Sled base
Restore basket
Visu Chair - Tube base
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