Designer Mika Tolvanen established his Helsinki-based design office in 2001, shortly after graduating with a master’s from the Royal College of Art. In creating the Visu Chair (2012) – which is named after visu, the Finnish word for “precision” – “the task was to create a personal interpretation of the ever-relevant plywood chair,” he says. What he created are actually two different chairs: an unupholstered version with wire base and an upholstered version with wood base. Both are suitable for use in a home, restaurant or office. The unupholstered version with wire base stacks up to 14 high. Made in Lithuania.
Powder-coated steel sleigh base; molded plywood shell with lacquered finish.