The VM Chair

This chair is based on an iconic design by the Swedish designer/maker, Vidar Malmsten, and blends Scandinavian minimalism with the grace of Chippendale It is made in ash with a beautifully smooth soap finish, and has a Danish cord seat. The construction is complex, with many compound angled joints and curved surfaces. It is completely hand-made, and the flowing lines of its curved back give very good lumbar support. The chair is available with or without arms.

Soap finish is used commonly in Scandinavia. It is applied as a paste made from soap flakes dissolved in hot water and gives a very resilient easily replenished finish.

Materials: Ash, Danish cord

Price: £625 with arms, £515 without.