The world needs more sustainable chairs – Jens Martin Skibsted
The characteristics of Marée are the refined and rational approach that manifests itself in the straight lines and lack of superfluous details. Marée, meaning tide in French, has a seat made in 100% recycled plastic and is available in eight curated Montana colours, with legs in both chrome and lacquered finishes. Available in-stores from September.
Designer: Jens Martin Skibsted
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A chair design inspired by the tide
Originally inspired by the movement of the tide creating distinctive wave-shaped sand grooves, the shape provides both a structural strength and an aesthetic element to the chair series.
It took five years for the designer to develop Marée from idea to final product. Many hours have been put into finding the ideal seating comfort and challenging the complexity of the upholstering due to the hole in the back.
About the series
The Marée chair series comes many models – dining, counter, and bar – and as meeting chair with 4-star base, 5-star swivel base with gas lift and tilt with foot in recycled plastic Ø70 cm or black aluminium Ø64 cm. The chairs have plastic gliders. Marée has a max. load of 150 kg. The dining chair version is available in an outdoor version.
The Marée chair is available as a shell chair, with seat-only upholstery, inside upholstery and full upholstery, making it suitable for both private homes, hospitality and meeting areas. In the versions with upholstery, the chair comes in the textile families Remix 3, Raas, Re-wool, Steelcut 2, Steelcut Trio 3, Sabi and Hallingdal65 – all in different colours.
The frame is made of polished chrome steel or powder coated steel. The shell is cast in 100% molded recycled plastic PP with 15% glass fiber. Colours available on shell and frame: Oat, Mushroom, Amber, Beetroot, Flint, Parsley, Anthracite, Black.
Marée (without upholstery) has achieved the EU Ecolabel. The EU Ecolabel takes the whole product life cycle into account – from the extraction of the raw materials, to production right through to the recycling bin.
About the designer – Jens Martin Skibsted
Jens Martin Skibsted, born in 1970, is a multiple award-winning designer, Global Partner at Manyone, and founder of the bicycle company Biomega and KiBiSi. His design products are widely recognized and incorporated into the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in both New York and San Francisco as well as Cnap and Designmuseum Danmark.
I like what the colours are adding to the design. It makes the chair a natural part of the Montana family and provides a more holistic outcome.