MR01 Outdoor Initial Lounge Chair


Why We Love It

Rasmussen conceived the MR01 as a lounge chair that could be used while meditating – a comfortable, gently inclined, low lounge seat in which one could relax, feet to the floor, and relish the calming sensation of floating while remaining grounded. The lightweight chair was always intended to be versatile and nomadic, traveling easily around the home as the user wishes. With the addition of the MR01 Initial Outdoor Lounge Chair to the collection, the comfort, flexibility, and sculptural beauty of Rasmussen’s ground-breaking design can now be enjoyed outside.

  • Originally designed for his own home as a lounge chair he could also use for meditation, the MR01 Initial Chair by woodworker Mathias Steen Rasmussen unites traditional craftsmanship with original ideas in a simple form that is at once familiar and yet strikingly modern.
  • Beautifully honest, light in both weight and expression, MR01 is a striking interplay of craftsmanship, comfort and sustainability.
  • Its low-slung, wooden frame and nautically evocative rope seat beg to be taken outside.
  • Crafted from FSC®-certified iroko wood with a natural oil applied, this wood has proved itself ideally suited to Rasmussen’s design, maintaining its strong silhouette through the transition outside, and helping to emphasize the MR01 Initial Chair’s sculptural quality.
  • Known for its lively color expression, iroko is a naturally oil-rich hardwood that is highly durable and resistant to the elements.
  • Iroko develops a beautiful patina with time, taking on a coppery tone as it ages.
  • To endure life outdoors, the seat and backrest are hand-woven from 90 meters of custom-made, high-performance polyester rope.
  • This cord material is waterproof and UV-resistant, so it will not fade over long days in the sunshine; and mold-resistant, which means it will not degrade.
  • An anti-deformation core prevents the rope stretching over time.
  • The Initial chair can be placed alone or in pairs in the home, while it functions superbly in longer rows or clusters in hospitality settings.
  • Production times may vary – contact us for details.


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