Danish design company Mater has a wide range of products to its name, and in April 2017, at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the company launched its newest addition: Legacy – a lounge collection designed by Danish design duo PEDERJESSEN.
Timeless and classic. Two words that describe Mater and its designs. For a decade now, this growing Danish brand has launched anything from barstools and lighting to dining tables, always in collaboration with a list of carefully-chosen design talent. The latest addition to the Mater family is the lounge collection, Legacy, tying the entire collection together.
“We cover many categories of occasional furniture. From our iconic High Stool to our Bowl Tables. The launch of Legacy completes our different occasional furniture and rug pieces to form a whole.” explains Henrik Marstrand, CEO and founder of Mater.
Legacy consists of a sofa and a lounge chair, designed by PEDERJESSEN, an upcoming design duo who understands Maters unique position combining, Design, Craftmanship and Ethics.
“They have designed various things for Mater. They have a good understanding of us, and our design typology. Furthermore, they bring new perspectives which add a dynamic and a twist to their designs. This collection has its own character, and embraces any room in which it’s placed,” tells Henrik Marstrand.
Legacy is designed for larger modern spaces with cushioning engineered from comfortable foam, fixed in a bent veneer frame for perfect support, making it suitable for commercial use mainly in larger spaces. Legacy is upholstered with Sørensen Royal Nubuck made from the best European raw hides or with 100 % un-dyed wool by Kvadrat produced without the use of chemicals and complies with EU Ecolabel “The Flower”. The chrome-free aniline leather has a high breathability, which gives an amazing seating comfort and will become smoother and shiny in use. The Legacy series is available as a two-seat sofa and an arm chair.
Legacy is an expensive range as it offers a lot of oak wood. The design may differ from what you usually think of as Danish design, but that doesn’t concern Henrik Marstrand, who has a clear audience in mind.
“The collection will look nice in any hotel lobby or welcoming area but could also finds it way to the demanding design conscious consumer who craves for a piece of unique furniture,” says Henrik Marstrand and continues:
“The expression of Legacy is a bit un-Danish, but we have customers in over 40 countries, so I’m not worried.”
Immediately before the launch in Milan, Søren Pedersen, one half of the PEDERJESSEN design team, passed away after a sudden heart attack. The collection was given the name Legacy to honour Søren and his work.