MR01 Initial Chair by Gubi
Originally designed for his own home as a lounge chair he could also use for meditation, the MR01 Initial Chair by woodworker Mathias Steen Rasmussen unites traditional craftsmanship with original ideas in a simple form that is at once familiar and yet strikingly modern.
The name ‘MR01 Initial’ pays homage to the Danish master’s practice of naming their designs with their own initials followed by a number and, in a subtle play on words, also references the fact this chair represents Rasmussen’s debut production piece.
The open triangle profile of the frame – made from walnut or FSC-certified oak – is constructed without a single screw, relying instead on artisanal cabinetmaking techniques such as finger joints and wedged mortise and tenon joints. This approach makes its construction and materiality entirely visible, lending the piece a sense of honesty and highlighting the craftsmanship involved. The addition of rope is characteristic of Rasmussen, who often pairs complementary organic materials with wood, creating an aesthetic dialogue and co-relation between the two.
Dimensions: 88 x 65 x 69 cm, Sitting Height 33 cm
Base: Solid Oak (Oiled) or Solid American Walnut (Oiled), Rope