Massproductions’ design manager Chris Martin wanted to realize an idea for a visible steel frame, which, like a skeleton, creates the structure and carries the other parts of the body.
“Jump’s armrests are particularly interesting for the design. It is the only part of the chair that comes into direct contact with the body. I chose wood for its warmth and tactility. I gave the armrest a soft shape to give the skin’s contact points a soothing and calming feeling” – Chris Martin.
Jump combines modern and traditional production methods. The steel frame’s production is fast, precise, and controllable, while the tactile armrest in FSC-certified wood is manufactured with more traditional wood craftsmanship.
The V-shaped armrests were reminiscent of the English ski jumper Eddie “the Eagle”, who was not known for his fantastic talent, but always had good sportsmanship, and therefore, the name Jump gives a positive energy.