Originally made for theaters and cinema halls, this Piet Mondrian-inspired chair is a marvel of minimal design, 20th-century abstract art, and engineering! Titled the Mono, it exists as a 4.7-inch thick slab when closed, but unfolds into a plush cinema-style seat with armrests.
MONO is designed by Philip Kronqvist and he explains, ” MONO chair has a rectangular design that opens the back, seat, and armrests with one movement. The chair is only 12 cm deep in the upright position. The seat recovers spring-loaded while swiveling the back and armrests back into the case.” This unique lever mechanism for the seat and armrests makes them rise synchronously by one movement, and its slim, collapsed shape provides extra space and allows more chairs to fit into a given area. The sleek chair comes with a spring-loaded mechanism too, which means it goes back to its monolithic slab shape when you get up. The furniture design is something art lovers and Piet Mondrian fans would love to experience (or own!). The only thing missing? A place to rest your drinks and popcorn…and maybe the ability to hang this seat up on the wall for when you invite guests?
The Mono Chair is a winner of the Sit Furniture Design Award for the year 2020.
Designer: Philip Kronqvist