A Union of Sustainability and Tactile Design

Picture the iconic shell chair. What comes to mind? Perhaps the organic swoop of the shell itself, the muted matte color, the chair’s sleek silhouette. Or maybe you picture it in a typical setting: a midcentury modern office, or a light-filled ranch house somewhere peaceful.

It’s a classic design without much room for improvement. But the Copenhagen design duo Iskos-Berlin found a way. Starting with the timeless shell shape, the designers crafted a family of chairs that embrace Scandinavian simplicity and sustainability, utilizing new composition techniques and materials to create eye-catching pieces that fit everywhere from the home and workspace to restaurants and educational settings.

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The Fiber family collection consists of five typologies: an armchair, side chair, lounge chair, bar stool, and short stool. The shell for each is made of an innovative composite of blended and plastic and 25 percent pine wood fiber, which creates a unique texture when viewed up-close but are unnoticeable to the naked eye from afar. Buyers can choose from many colors, predefined textiles, or leather upholsteries. And there are various base options, too: sturdy Scandinavian wood, functional swivel and sled bases, or industrial, powder-coated steel tubes, among others.

Iskos-Berlin crafted the Fiber collection for Muuto, the Danish design company with a tradition that embraces functionality, enduring aesthetics, and high-quality handiwork, modernized with bold new materials, techniques, and ambition. Those values dovetail with Edtoba’s ethos of sustainability and community married to craftsmanship, which is one reason we’ve become one of Muuto’s preferred partners.

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You can now find the full collection on Edtoba’s site, whether looking for Side and Dining Chairs, Bar and Counter Stools, or Lounge Chairs. Consider, for example, the Fiber lounge chair. The gentle embrace of the shell invites you to sit in contemplation or relaxation, while projecting a simple elegance that typifies modern minimalism. It’s the harmonic ideal of sustainable material, expressive form, and a philosophy of sustainability. Enjoy.