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

Category 1 / Metal Powder Coat

  • Metal Powder Coat Black Black (Satin & Texture)
  • Metal Powder Coat Parchment Parchment (Texture)
  • Metal Powder Coat Obsidian Glass Obsidian Glass (Satin)
  • Strata (Satin & Texture) Strata (Satin & Texture)

Category 2 / Metal Powder Coat

  • Metal Powder Coat Parchment Parchment (Texture)
  • Metal Powder Coat Obsidian Glass Obsidian Glass (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Cement Grey Cement Grey (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Emerald Green Emerald Green (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Fir Green Fir Green (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Gentian Blue Gentian Blue (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Grey Beige Grey Beige (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Orange Brown Orange Brown (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Oxide Red Oxide Red (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Pale Green Pale Green (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Silk Grey (Satin) Silk Grey (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Steel Blue Steel Blue (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Signal Brown Signal Brown (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Ash Ash (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Blush Blush (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Stone Grey Stone Grey (Satin)

Category 3 / Metal Powder Coat

  • Metal Powder Coat Colza Yellow Colza Yellow (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Ruby Red Ruby Red (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Sulfur Yellow Sulfur Yellow (Satin)
  • Metal Powder Coat Traffic Red Traffic Red (Satin)

Category 1 / Focus

  • Focus 108 Focus 108
  • Focus 276 Focus 276
  • Focus 330 Focus 330
  • Focus 340 Focus 340
  • Focus 487 Focus 487
  • Focus 604 Focus 604
  • Focus 101 Focus 101
  • Focus 179 Focus 179
  • Focus 200 Focus 200
  • Focus 294 Focus 294
  • Focus 300 Focus 300
  • Focus 315 Focus 315
  • Focus 328 Focus 328
  • Focus 348 Focus 348
  • Focus 365 Focus 365
  • Focus 381 Focus 381
  • Focus 384 Focus 384
  • Focus 443 Focus 443
  • Focus 444 Focus 444
  • Focus 447 Focus 447
  • Focus 468 Focus 468
  • Focus 508 Focus 508
  • Focus 540 Focus 540
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  • Focus 612 Focus 612
  • Focus 621 Focus 621
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  • Focus 908 Focus 908

Category 1 / Edge

  • Edge 101 Edge 101
  • Edge 177 Edge 177
  • Edge 260 Edge 260
  • Edge 328 Edge 328
  • Edge 361 Edge 361
  • Edge 365 Edge 365
  • Edge 444 Edge 444
  • Edge 454 Edge 454
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Category 2 / Manner

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Category 2 / Messenger

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Category 2 / Metric

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Category 1.5 / Silk (Healthcare)

  • Silk Avo Silk Avo
  • Silk Carbon Silk Carbon
  • Silk Dove Silk Dove
  • Silk Grapefruit Silk Grapefruit
  • Silk Moonstone Silk Moonstone
  • Silk Navy Silk Navy
  • Silk Ocean Silk Ocean
  • Silk Petrol Silk Petrol
  • Silk Pine Silk Pine
  • Silk Platinum Silk Platinum
  • Silk Red Earth Silk Red Earth
  • Silk Tan Silk Tan

Category 2 / Rave (Healthcare)

  • Rave Bass Rave Bass
  • Rave Crowd Rave Crowd
  • Rave Culture Rave Culture
  • Rave Electro Rave Electro
  • Rave Laser Rave Laser
  • Rave Move Rave Move
  • Rave Music Rave Music
  • Rave Scene Rave Scene
  • Rave Strobe Rave Strobe
  • Rave Techno Rave Techno
  • Rave Tune Rave Tune
  • Rave Vibe Rave Vibe

Category 2.5 / Trieste (Healthcare)

  • Trieste 1502 Trieste 1502
  • Trieste 3503 Trieste 3503
  • Trieste 3508 Trieste 3508
  • Trieste 5504 Trieste 5504
  • Trieste 6501 Trieste 6501
  • Trieste 6505 Trieste 6505
  • Trieste 6508 Trieste 6508
  • Trieste 7501 Trieste 7501
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  • Trieste 8030 Trieste 8030
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Category 3 / Atlas

  • Atlas 111 Atlas 111
  • Atlas 161 Atlas 161
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Category 3 / Revive 1

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Category 4 / Glow

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  • Glow 0923 Glow 0923

Category 4 / Recheck

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Category 4 / Remix 3

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Category 4 / Rime

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  • fabric-C3-rime-781 Rime 781
  • fabric-C3-rime-791 Rime 791

Category 5 / Steelcut Trio 3

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  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-213 Steelcut Trio 3 213
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-236 Steelcut Trio 3 236
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-446 Steelcut Trio 3 446
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-453 Steelcut Trio 3 453
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-476 Steelcut Trio 3 476
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-515 Steelcut Trio 3 515
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-526 Steelcut Trio 3 526
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-533 Steelcut Trio 3 533
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  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-636 Steelcut Trio 3 636
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  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-966 Steelcut Trio 3 686
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-746 Steelcut Trio 3 746
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  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-906 Steelcut Trio 3 906
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-916 Steelcut Trio 3 916
  • fabric-C4-steelcut-trio-3-966 Steelcut Trio 3 966

Category 5 / Tonica 2

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Category 2 / Matador

  • Matador Bronco Two Tone Matador Bronco Two Tone
  • Matador Dark Chocolate Matador Dark Chocolate
  • Matador Earth Matador Earth
  • Matador Inky Matador Inky
  • Matador Laal Matador Laal
  • Matador Mint Matador Mint
  • Matador Mist Matador Mist
  • Matador Newport Matador Newport
  • Matador Ochre Matador Ochre
  • Matador Scarlet Matador Scarlet
  • Matador Steel Matador Steel
  • Matador Wedgewood Matador Wedgewood

Category 3 / Medici

  • Medici Blush Medici Blush
  • Medici Kakadu Medici Kakadu
  • Medici Latte Medici Latte
  • Medici Lichen Medici Lichen
  • Medici Liquid Amber Medici Liquid Amber
  • Medici Pesto Medici Pesto
  • Medici Petra Medici Petra
  • Medici Pinto Medici Pinto
  • Medici Pumice Medici Pumice
  • Medici Shiraz Medici Shiraz
  • Medici Tea Tree Medici Tea Tree
  • Medici Truffles Medici Truffles

Category 4 / Heirloom

  • Heirloom Cedar Heirloom Cedar
  • Heirloom Copper Heirloom Copper
  • Heirloom Graphite Heirloom Graphite
  • Heirloom Harvest Moon Heirloom Harvest Moon
  • Heirloom Into The Woods Heirloom Into The Woods
  • Heirloom Lindt Heirloom Lindt
  • Heirloom Mother Earth Heirloom Mother Earth
  • Heirloom Riverstone Heirloom Riverstone
  • Heirloom Royale Heirloom Royale
  • Heirloom Urban Rhythm Heirloom Urban Rhythm
  • Heirloom Antique Heirloom Antique

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.

Designer Mario Ruiz Mr Chair Aire