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.
Much like the Danish masters, Rasmussen thinks with his hands – drawing sketches and building prototypes. The idea for this chair began with its seat, which extends into the back leg, providing support for the backrest. Its low-slung, gentle incline is designed to give the sitter a sense of floating, while still feeling connected to the ground, promoting a contemplative sense of calm – and was originally designed for his own home as a lounge chair he could also use for meditation.
Steen Rasmussen (born 1990) is a young Danish designer with a flair for
woodwork and craftsmanship. The Danish designer has a background in art and
cabinetmaking, completing with an apprenticeship in 2019.
philosophy is "honest in construction", which he uses to approach his
designs. Concentrating on construction elements and playing with natural materials
such as wood and visible joints. Mathias creates contemporary forms using
traditional methods. With cabinetmaking expertise,