The Maarten chair is a tribute to the late Belgian furniture designer Maarten Van Severen. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture that combines classical shapes with unusual elements. The chair was a creation of Spanish designer Victor Carrasco. It has an overall simple design. It’s a combination between a comfy office chair and a versatile dining chair. The result is innovative piece with an eye-catching design and an eclectic style.
The Maarten chair features a wooden frame forged from oak plywood. The sear is covered with comfortable upholstery with loose horizontal stitches that’s applied to the curved body and forms a cohesive element. The base has four legs like any other classical chair. However, it’s not the number that is different but the way the legs are positioned. Instead of placing one on each corner of the seat so that the weight gets evenly distributed, the designer chose to fixate them all in the middle. They are still providing the chair with the support it needs but the visual effect and impact and completely different.
The four legs are lacquered steel tubes and they are sprawling from a center point. They form a pyramidal structure that also swivels. The base is a lot more flexible than classical designs and it also increases the comfort level. This eye-catching chair was displayed at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design Week 2012.