Muuto is introducing water-based lacquer to a range of existing designs, specially developed for the brand. This new technic emits fewer chemicals than standard lacquers for healthier indoor climates while making for better working conditions in the production phase.
Adding to this, several new colors of existing designs are also being introduced to our collection of new perspectives on Scandinavian design. The new colors have been carefully selected to further tell the design story of the Visu and Nerd Series. The Nerd Series by German designer David Geckeler is introduced in Sand Yellow and Tan Rose, enhancing the vibrant and playful character of the Nerd Chair and Nerd Bar Stool while the color of Midnight Blue adds a sophisticated contrast to the contemporary expression of the Nerd Series.
David Geckeler: ”The Danish simplicity and the iconic expression is combined with a classic perception of a solid barstool. The shape of Nerd Bar and Counter stools invites the user to sit on the stool from several angles, helped by the soft, curvy plywood shell. The low backrest of the barstool gives a pleasant support and comfort.”
Materials natural oak or water-based lacquered ash wood, seat and back in veneer, legs in solid wood
Counter stool seat height 65 cm – total height 79 cm x W41.5 cm x D35 cm
Bar stool seat height 75 cm – total height 89 cm x W41.5 cm x D35 cm
Nerd stool – Black
Nerd stool – White
Nerd stool – Grey
Nerd stool – Oak
Nerd stool – Tan Rose
Nerd stool – Dark green
Nerd stool – Midnight blue
Nerd stool – Sand Yellow
Nerd stool – Stained dark brown
David Geckeler is an industrial designer, based in Berlin working across furniture, interior, tableware and lighting. With his Nerd Chair for Muuto, Geckeler was honored with Becker’s International Design Award in 2011.
“My approach to design is affected by an attentive and analytical view on the environment. The principles that I seek in my objects are simplicity, detail-orientation, and a pinch of courage. The excitement during the creation process arises from a longing for sensible interaction between owner and object. To me, once the impression has drifted off, it is the long-standing fascination for an object or product that constitutes good design.”
"Scandinavian design is unique in terms of tradition and quality. I find it fascinating to see a new generation of young designers transform and reinterpret this heritage. A high degree of respect and appreciation towards design of this specific traditional background is the perfect foundation to leverage Scandinavian design into the next generation.”