Normann Copenhagen

Mat Bar Chair Front Upholstery Steel

Hallingdal 65 0220
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Why We Love It

With innovation and circularity at its core, Mat is an exploration of how to create a contemporary shell chair with materials that have a lower environmental impact than the industry norm. Designed by Danish design studio Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen, this new chair design is the result of years of research and development. The shell of the Mat Chair is innovatively crafted using hemp and eelgrass, a type of seaweed. The materials constitute the very essence of the design. Not only do the materials provide a more responsible product, they also play a key role in the aesthetic of the design, highlighting the natural beauty and tactility of the materials. With circularity and responsibility at its core, the Mat collection is designed for disassembly and recycling, ensuring that the components of the Mat Chair can be recycled into new productions for a fully circular life cycle.

  • Referencing the material innovation at the core of the design, Mat, short for materials, is a chair design crafted from the highly renewable, durable materials hemp and ellgrass, a type of seaweed.
  • The collection encompasses dining chairs, armchairs and several bar seating variants all of which come in two versions of hemp or hemp with added eelgrass.
  • All variants are available with full or front upholstery in numerous options.
  • The Mat Chair collection comprises a hemp shell crafted in a uniquely developed compression process and mounted to powder-coated steel legs.
  • The shell is crafted using a unique blend of 75% hemp fibers, while the remaining 25% constitute a specially developed, recyclable bico binder. The Seaweed variant comprises 69% hemp fibers, eelgrass (seaweed) and 25% binder.
  • If returned to Normann Copenhagen at the end of their life, both shell and base can be recycled.
  • For regular care and maintenance, clean with damp cloth.
  • Comes with PA glides. Felt glides can be purchased separately.
  • Made-to-order items typically ship in 12-16 weeks; some production times may vary – contact us for details.


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Normann Copenhagen

Normann Copenhagen is a Danish design company with the mission to create original and innovative products in a simple and contemporary design that withstands the test of time. Or in other words, to challenge conventional thinking and make the ordinary extraordinary through great design.