Serif Wooden Base

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Massproductions’ design philosophy of slow, sustainable and conscientious product development is embodied in the product Serif. 

 

In the late 1990s, Chris Martin, head of design at Massproductions, conceived an idea which he felt could challenge the slightly restrictive typology that otherwise characterizes one of our most traditional furniture typologies – the shell chair. It was not until 23 years later that the idea was realized. 

 

Serif is an adaptable shell chair collection with a functional detail of solid wood which, like a serif on a letterform, finishes and defines the chair’s shape.

 

The chair has a seat of layered glued wood to which a solid wooden element, in oak or beech, is added to provide warmth and tactility. The detail also allows for functional handling, as shell chairs otherwise often slip out of the hand when lifted.

 

The serif chair is a hard-wearing product built for contract use. However, at the end of its lifespan, the chair can easily be separated into its basic components and recycled in a responsible way.

Serif Wooden Base

from 554 

Massproductions’ design philosophy of slow, sustainable and conscientious product development is embodied in the product Serif. 

 

In the late 1990s, Chris Martin, head of design at Massproductions, conceived an idea which he felt could challenge the slightly restrictive typology that otherwise characterizes one of our most traditional furniture typologies – the shell chair. It was not until 23 years later that the idea was realized. 

 

Serif is an adaptable shell chair collection with a functional detail of solid wood which, like a serif on a letterform, finishes and defines the chair’s shape.

 

The chair has a seat of layered glued wood to which a solid wooden element, in oak or beech, is added to provide warmth and tactility. The detail also allows for functional handling, as shell chairs otherwise often slip out of the hand when lifted.

 

The serif chair is a hard-wearing product built for contract use. However, at the end of its lifespan, the chair can easily be separated into its basic components and recycled in a responsible way.

Color
Black Stained Oak
Natural Beech
Natural Oak
Red Painted Beech
Walnut Stained Beech
Finish Please select

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Width: 479 mm
Depth: 455 mm
Height: 787 mm
Seat Height: 455 mm
Weight: 6 kg

  • Year of release: 2021
  • Designer: Chris Martin

For cleaning of wooden surfaces, advantageously use a detergent, or mild pH neutral detergent and lukewarm water in a well wrung cloth. Then wipe off with clean water and wipe dry.
To preserve the look and finish you should be aware not to use:
– Alkaline or aggressive cleaners,
– Solvent
– Preparations containing abrasives,
– Abrasive tools.
Remember not to let the cleaners or other liquids on the surface for long. For furniture and surfaces for use in public spaces, it is also important to remember not to use disinfectants that contain a high concentration of alcohol or alkaline substances, such as 70% alcohol. There are disinfectants that can be advantageously used, but that does not affect the painted / varnished surface appreciably. Note that freshly painted surfaces are susceptible to scratching. Surface final resistance is only achieved after about a month. Tape and other foreign substances such as, for example, adhesive and moisturizers can soften the treated surface and cause peeling /paint drop.

  • Seat height:
  • Top size:
  • Base size:
  • Width: 510 mm
  • Length: 510 mm
  • Height: 555 mm
  • Weight: 73 kg
  • Volume:
Traceability icon Traceability

Responsible forest management is important, raw materials for this product have been sourced from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources. Supply chain FSC certificates available in downloads. Packaging for this product is FSC certified. Massproductions are also connected and contribute to FTI, the Swedish collection system for recycling packaging to support the recycling industry.

Fair Production icon Fair Production

Massproductions co-operates with stringently selected sub suppliers. The selection is made by a management member personally visiting and auditing the supplier to confirm that the factory fulfills the terms in accordance with Swedish sustainability and quality label ‘Möbelfakta’. These social responsibility terms assure the conditions prevailing production and relates to human rights, labour law issues, environment and corruption.

Certified Quality icon Certified Quality

This product has been tested and certified in accordance with European furniture standards that comply with Möbelfakta requirements for Surface durability. This includes the assessment of surface resistance to liquids and scratches. Penetration of the coating under scratch test is not accepted. Test liquids include water, Paraffin oil, coffee, acid or alkaline perspiration. Please see downloads for full test results and certificates.

Serif Wooden Base

“There are many versions of the shell chair already, but for a new version to feel meaningful, it needs to improve or add something new. I saw the potential in combining layer glued wood with solid wood. That idea has been with me for 23 years, but it has taken different forms over the years. In the end, I felt like I had explored all possibilities, any further change would impair the shape or its function. That’s when I realized we were ready to start developing Serif for production”
-Chris Martin

Serif Wooden Base collection

About the collection

Massproductions’ design philosophy of slow, sustainable and conscientious product development is embodied in the product Serif. 

In the late 1990s, Chris Martin, head of design at Massproductions, conceived an idea which he felt could challenge the slightly restrictive typology that otherwise characterizes one of our most traditional furniture typologies – the shell chair. It was not until 23 years later that the idea was realized. 

Serif is an adaptable shell chair collection with a functional detail of solid wood which, like a serif on a letterform, finishes and defines the chair’s shape.

The chair has a seat of layered glued wood to which a solid wooden element, in oak or beech, is added to provide warmth and tactility. The detail also allows for functional handling, as shell chairs otherwise often slip out of the hand when lifted.

The serif chair is a hard-wearing product built for contract use. However, at the end of its lifespan, the chair can easily be separated into its basic components and recycled in a responsible way.