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Arrmet Macka Family

“It is the piece of furniture most frequently moved, it is offered to visitors, it ends up under the table, sometimes it rocks, it gives you rest, it can be soft, some are foldable, there are high ones and low ones, some have wheels – we have all used it forever: the Chair. Constantly evolving since it was first created, the darling of industrial designers, the Chair has invited us to watch its transformation over the years – and in this irresistible performance of continuous reinterpretation, we are the spectators and the actors.

For 58 years Arrmet has been devoted to perfecting its chairs with experience, experimenting and renewing itself with passion. 29 collections for the international market, like perfectly tuned instruments, create the harmony of a unique, complete furnishing collection. All is music: the minimalism of the metals, the warmth of the wood, the softness of the padding, the texture of upholstery in wool, velvet or leather. The combination of technology and love of design, form and function are matched with careful sourcing of materials. Comfort, functionality and the aesthetic touch are always central to our ongoing research. Chairs are useful, charming, technical, bizarre, functional and brilliant. But first and foremost they are ordinary objects, which we make extraordinarily well.

Who hasn’t, when close to the sea, picked up a stone and thrown it in a way that it bounces on the water surface? In Sweden this game is called “kasta macka,” which oddly means to “throw a sandwich”. The perfect “macka” is a stone that is thin with soft rounded edges and this became our inspiration for the Macka collection. Our aim was to create a chair that looked like it had been shaped by the ocean for thousands of years.

Macka chairs are ideal for restaurant environments thanks to their soft and inviting expression, together with their petit dimensions. The armrests are designed to embrace the body in a comfortable way and the joining with the backrest is the key feature that creates a holistic expression that is light and elegant. Macka chair and stool are composed of four injected flame retardant polyurethane foam elements, upholstered and assembled on a painted steel frame with tilt adjustable feet.

So what is Note about anyway? Like authors convey their ideas through words, designers use material, shape, colour, and light to alter the physical world. We believe design is about constantly searching for what is missing. Creativity is a force of positive longing to answer the challenging questions, and the questions are as often provided by other people as ourselves. We aim to align thoughts and expressions to communicate clearly, and we work every day with either finding the suitable thought or the suitable expression – or both. When we find that alignment, that answer, that insight – that moment of wow when everything clicks – we nurture it so that people, in the end, will feel that same wow. We work with personal passion and collaborate through the tools of our diverse design disciplines – interior, product, graphic, architecture, and strategies – and we all have one thing in common: a curiosity about the world and a hope to improve it through our work. Instead of adding something boring to it, always adding a wow instead, be it big or small. In this way we reach the people that pay that little extra attention.”

Source: Arrmet

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