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Arper launches colourful Mixu seating collection by Gensler

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Mixu chair collection

Dezeen promotion: the Mixu collection by architecture and design consultants Gensler for furniture brand Arper offers multiple colour and material options.

Made up of stools and chairs, the Mixu range is designed to be versatile and fit any context.

mixu collection
Mixu is a new chair and stool collection

“Quiet in form and near-endless in possibilities, Mixu is a sustainable and versatile collection of chairs and stools that can be completely customised to suit the needs of any context, environment, or desire,” said Arper.

Each chair is made from three parts: a base, seat and backrest. Users can pick the colour and finishes, tailoring Gensler’s design to suit them.

Colourful chair
The range comes in a variety of colours and finishes

“This three-part system can be personalised with myriad colour and texture combinations to create a silhouette whose softly rounded geometric curves, and minimal gesture creates a perfect canvas for material expression,” said Arper.

The collection is available in a range of materials and finishes. The chair and stool seats come in fabric, leather, FSC certified wood and post-industrial recycled plastic.

The product’s base is made from 70 per cent recycled steel, finished with a powder-based coat free from volatile organic compounds.

Mixu collection
The chairs are made from three parts

“Seats can be combined with backrest options in a plastic, fabric, or leather and four-leg bases in either metal or FSC certified wood. A stool option with the same size seat as the chair offers generous comfort for hospitality or contract use,” said Arper.

“The Mixu system is available in a range of material components for almost limitless design expressions. Playful or sophisticated, demure or vibrant, polished or plush, it’s all in the selection.”

“The Mixu system was designed with sustainability in mind and can be shipped disassembled to reduce its volume and carbon footprint.”

Chair and stool collection
The Mixu range is designed to be versatile and fit any context

The seat and backrest upholsteries – including the polyurethane foam padding – are attached to the chair without the need for staples or glue, allowing users to replace them if needed and extending the product’s lifespan.

“Mixu can be completely disassembled for correct disposal, making this dynamic collection a materially conscious system throughout its life cycle,” explained Arper.

Find out more about Mixu by visiting the brand’s website.

Photography by Salva Lopez.


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