MR Chair

Inspired by the past, yet ready for the future, Mario Ruiz was inspired to design a fresh take on the plastic shell chair. Available in a number of seat and base styles, it is fully customisable and perfectly suited to living, dining and working environments.

Create your perfect seat from the MR Chair menu – begin with the shell and then select a base. MR Chair comes in a range of bases to suit your specific needs, including stackable and non-stackable, four-star, sled, and cantilever.

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Utilises an unconventional and innovative mineral-filled nylon, which allows for the perfect balance between comfort and strength.

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Supports a variety of situations due to its customisation, and sits at home in both indoor or outdoor spaces.

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ColourLab finishes

Plastic

  • Plastic Ash Ash
  • Plastic Birch Birch

Metal Powder Coat

  • Metal Powder Coat Ash Ash
  • Metal Powder Coat Black Black
  • Metal Powder Coat Blue Steel Blue Steel
  • Metal Powder Coat Blush Blush
  • Metal Powder Coat Cement Grey Cement Grey
  • Metal Powder Coat Colza Yellow Colza Yellow
  • Metal Powder Coat Emerald Green Emerald Green
  • Metal Powder Coat Fir Green Fir Green
  • Metal Powder Coat Gentian Blue Gentian Blue
  • Metal Powder Coat Grey Beige Grey Beige
  • Metal Powder Coat Obsidian Glass Obsidian Glass
  • Metal Powder Coat Orange Brown Orange Brown
  • Metal Powder Coat Oxide Red Oxide Red
  • Metal Powder Coat Pale Green Pale Green
  • Metal Powder Coat Parchment Parchment
  • Metal Powder Coat Ruby Red Ruby Red
  • Metal Powder Coat Signal Brown Signal Brown
  • Metal Powder Coat Silk Grey Silk Grey
  • Metal Powder Coat Stone Grey Stone Grey
  • Metal Powder Coat Strata White
  • Metal Powder Coat Sulfur Yellow Sulfur Yellow
  • Metal Powder Coat Traffic Red Traffic Red

Messenger / C1

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  • fabric-C1-messenger-069 Messenger 069
  • fabric-C1-messenger-080 Messenger 080
  • fabric-C1-messenger-083 Messenger 083
  • fabric-C1-messenger-086 Messenger 086

Metric / C1

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Field / C2

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  • fabric-C2-field-432 Field 432
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  • fabric-C2-field-762 Field 762
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Mode / C2

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  • fabric-C2-mode-022 Mode 022
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Revive 1 / C2

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  • fabric-C2-revive1-664 Revive 1 664
  • fabric-C2-revive1-774 Revive 1 774
  • fabric-C2-revive1-944 Revive 1 944

Revive 2 / C2

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  • fabric-C2-revive2-923 Revive 2 923

Umami / C2

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  • fabric-C2-umami-191 Umami 191
  • fabric-C2-umami-221 Umami 221
  • fabric-C2-umami-231 Umami 231
  • fabric-C2-umami-251 Umami 251
  • fabric-C2-umami-441 Umami 441
  • fabric-C2-umami-471 Umami 471
  • fabric-C2-umami-551 Umami 551
  • fabric-C2-umami-611 Umami 611
  • fabric-C2-umami-651 Umami 651
  • fabric-C2-umami-711 Umami 711
  • fabric-C2-umami-721 Umami 721
  • fabric-C2-umami-731 Umami 731
  • fabric-C2-umami-851 Umami 851
  • fabric-C2-umami-871 Umami 871

Maple / C3

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  • fabric-C3-maple-132 Maple 132
  • fabric-C3-maple-142 Maple 142
  • fabric-C3-maple-192 Maple 192
  • fabric-C3-maple-212 Maple 212
  • fabric-C3-maple-222 Maple 222
  • fabric-C3-maple-332 Maple 332
  • fabric-C3-maple-562 Maple 562
  • fabric-C3-maple-662 Maple 662
  • fabric-C3-maple-722 Maple 722
  • fabric-C3-maple-832 Maple 832

Pine / C3

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  • fabric-C3-pine-121 Pine 121
  • fabric-C3-pine-131 Pine 131
  • fabric-C3-pine-171 Pine 171
  • fabric-C3-pine-211 Pine 211
  • fabric-C3-pine-421 Pine 421
  • fabric-C3-pine-451 Pine 451
  • fabric-C3-pine-771 Pine 771
  • fabric-C3-pine-931 Pine 931
  • fabric-C3-pine-981 Pine 981

Recheck / C3

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  • fabric-C3-recheck-125 Recheck 125
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  • fabric-C3-recheck-565 Recheck 565
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  • fabric-C3-recheck-985 Recheck 985

Remix 2 / C3

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Rime / C3

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Clara 2 / C3

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  • fabric-C3-clara2-273 Clara 2 273
  • fabric-C3-clara2-384 Clara 2 384
  • fabric-C3-clara2-388 Clara 2 388
  • fabric-C3-clara2-423 Clara 2 423
  • fabric-C3-clara2-427 Clara 2 427
  • fabric-C3-clara2-797 Clara 2 797

Foss / C3

  • fabric-C4-foss-102 Foss 102
  • fabric-C4-foss-112 Foss 112
  • fabric-C4-foss-132 Foss 132
  • fabric-C4-foss-142 Foss 142
  • fabric-C4-foss-192 Foss 192
  • fabric-C4-foss-232 Foss 232
  • fabric-C4-foss-242 Foss 242
  • fabric-C4-foss-272 Foss 272
  • fabric-C4-foss-372 Foss 372
  • fabric-C4-foss-382 Foss 382
  • fabric-C4-foss-632 Foss 632
  • fabric-C4-foss-692 Foss 692
  • fabric-C4-foss-792 Foss 792
  • fabric-C4-foss-972 Foss 972

Divina MD / C4

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  • fabric-C4-divina-md-293 Divina MD 293
  • fabric-C4-divina-md-343 Divina MD 343
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  • fabric-C4-divina-md-453 Divina MD 453
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  • fabric-C4-divina-md-783 Divina MD 783
  • fabric-C4-divina-md-813 Divina MD 813
  • fabric-C4-divina-md-843 Divina MD 843
  • fabric-C4-divina-md-873 Divina MD 873

Hallingdal 65 / C4

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  • fabric-C4-hallingdal65-116 Hallingdal 65 116
  • fabric-C4-hallingdal65-123 Hallingdal 65 123
  • fabric-C4-hallingdal65-173 Hallingdal 65 173
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  • fabric-C4-hallingdal65-200 Hallingdal 65 200
  • fabric-C4-hallingdal65-220 Hallingdal 65 220
  • fabric-C4-hallingdal65-270 Hallingdal 65 270
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  • fabric-C4-hallingdal65-944 Hallingdal 65 944

Steelcut Trio 3 / C4

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  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-236 Steelcut Trio 3 236
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  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-906 Steelcut Trio 3 906
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  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-966 Steelcut Trio 3 966

Tonus Meadow / C4

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  • fabric-C4-tonus-meadow-225 Tonus Meadow 225
  • fabric-C4-tonus-meadow-445 Tonus Meadow 445
  • fabric-C4-tonus-meadow-465 Tonus Meadow 465
  • fabric-C4-tonus-meadow-915 Tonus Meadow 915

Coda 2 / C5

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  • fabric-C5-coda2-232 Coda 2 232
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  • fabric-C5-coda2-442 Coda 2 442
  • fabric-C5-coda2-610 Coda 2 610
  • fabric-C5-coda2-642 Coda 2 642
  • fabric-C5-coda2-762 Coda 2 762
  • fabric-C5-coda2-962 Coda 2 962

Harald 3 / C5

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Primo / C1

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Casa / C2

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  • Leather Casa Cayenne Casa Cayenne
  • Leather Casa Forest Casa Forest
  • Leather Casa Laguna Casa Laguna
  • Leather Casa Nero Casa Nero
  • Leather Casa Prosecco Casa Prosecco

Panorama / C3

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  • Leather Panorama Arcacia Panorama Arcacia
  • Leather Panorama Blackswan Panorama Blackswan
  • Leather Panorama Bluechip Panorama Bluechip
  • Leather Panorama Chutney Panorama Chutney
  • Leather Panorama Leaflitter Panorama Leaflitter
  • Leather Panorama Silverfish Panorama Silverfish
  • Leather Panorama Spearmint Panorama Spearmint
  • Leather Panorama Squash Panorama Squash
  • Leather Panorama Suntan Panorama Suntan
  • Leather Panorama Tapestry Panorama Tapestry
  • Leather Panorama Veil Panorama Veil
  • Leather Panorama Zinc Panorama Zinc

Ascona / C4

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  • Leather Ascona Ivory Ascona Ivory
  • Leather Ascona Rogue Ascona Rogue
  • Leather Ascona Tapas Ascona Tapas
  • Leather Ascona Tobacco Ascona Tobacco
  • Leather Ascona Zanzibar Ascona Zanzibar

Savannah / C4

  • Leather Savannah Fog Savannah Fog
  • Leather Savannah Mondo Savannah Mondo
  • Leather Savannah Oyster Savannah Oyster
  • Leather Savannah Pepper Savannah Pepper
  • Leather Savannah Pompeii Savannah Pompeii
  • Leather Savannah Teal Savannah Teal
  • Leather Savannah Cedar Savannah Cedar
  • Leather Savannah Jarrah Savannah Jarrah
  • Leather Savannah Merlot Savannah Merlot
  • Leather Savannah Uluru Savannah Uluru

Named after Mario Ruiz’s initials, the MR Chair re-visits a classic design – the plastic shell chair.

The chair explores the idea of timelessness, inviting feelings of nostalgia for a design that we all know and love. The design, defined by its materiality, looks just as much to the past as it does to the future, with its complex casting methods and innovative mineral filled form.

Crafted with care and intuition, MR Chair is well suited to break out areas, as well as training and meeting rooms within the workplace. For the home, it is a stylish addition to living, dining, working and outdoor spaces. The generous shell seat and diverse range of bases enable freedom of choice with myriad material and colour possibilities.

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Mario Ruiz has a 20-year product design career that spans furniture, technology, lighting, office and applied graphics. His skill and multidisciplinary experience has seen him collaborate with over 120 companies worldwide and be acknowledged with more than 40 awards in Europe and the United States.

In 2011, a mutual friend introduced Mario to Peter Schiavello. With a penchant for talented designers, Peter commissioned Mario to design a collection of products, one of which was MR Chair. Mario describes: “Schiavello’s modernist approach provided the launchpad to imagine a chair for twenty first century working and living.”

It was to be Schiavello’s first plastic moulded chair. With a flat and open-seated design, it was extremely difficult to ensure MR Chair remained true to Mario’s design as well as maintain strength, stability and flex. Design Director Anton Schiavello explains, “MR Chair’s plastic shell is made from glass fibre-filled plastic, which is stronger and more durable then normal plastics. The mixture took three years for the Schiavello Design Studio to develop, with trial and error during testing of materials to obtain the right amount of stability and flex in the seat back. Working with a laboratory allowed us to adjust the mineral levels and create an uncompromised mixture that achieved the strength and quality desired.” Now, the finished design includes 7% glass fibre, which not only makes the chair strong, but also provides a one of a kind texture and innovative composition.

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