One chair, Four ways to style: Malmo chair


The sleek and modern Malmo chair comes with multifaceted options and design-led appeal, making it the ideal choice for application within a range of interiors. With a solid ash wood frame and multilayer seat and back in beech plywood, the appeal of the Malmo is the simplicity with which it offers classic wooden chair design through subtle alterations. To showcase the variation offered, we explore four inspirational interiors from an office to hotel setting, presenting how the Malmo can work for a range of projects.

Workplace: Brookfield Multiplex, Melbourne

This global contracting and elopement firm encourages staff interaction and collaboration through the design of its workplace. By approaching the design to correlate with the company’s open minded thinking and fluid flow of working patterns, the modern and refined design of the office truly represents the organisations ethics. A variation of open plan spaces are integrated within the workstation areas, with the highlight being the large breakout and canteen space. To further enhance social culture within the working environment, the Brookfield Multiplex staff benefit from a bight and airy space where they can take advantage of the relaxing space, as they interact and mingle with fellow peers.

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Within the large breakout area,the furnishings selected match the simple colour palette of creams, white and soft wood shades. Alongside large bench tables, smaller café-style round tables have been provided. The wooden chairs partnered with white chairs further adds to the sleek yet warm atmosphere. Recreate a simple yet sleek look with the Malmo wood chair, which comes in a selection of wood staines, including a natural ash finish. The combination of solid wood and plywood seat means it is lightweight and highly sturdy for a busy workplace canteen or breakout area.

Education: Acadèmia Altimira, Barcelona

Based in Barcelona, the 120m2 space offers dedicated English classes and other languages to its students through a highly customised method, focusing on providing lessons the students will find useful outside of the academy. In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Acadèmia Altrimira underwent some rebranding and a revocation of the interiors. The new look is refreshing and vibrant, with accents of colours and patterns interjecting throughout the classrooms. Addressing the wide demography of students that attend, the design maintains a highly attractive and creative environment for learning.

The chosen colours work wonders with the wood, adding warmth and a nature-inspired feel throughout. This is further enhanced with the use of plants and ‘shed’ like wooden slats forming parts of the partition walls.The furniture further complements the overtones with modest wooden chairs that also match the colours and textures. The Malmo chair offers a modern take on a classic wooden chair due to its composition of both solid wood and plywood. The curved plywood seat is designed to offer utmost comfort making it ideal for use in various interiors. For an education setting, the chair can be specified with or without an upholstered seat option for further comfort. Mix and max the base and seat finishes from either the natural ash or a darker stained variation for a more bolder look.

Restaurant: Lûme, South Melbourne 

Previously a burlesque lounge, this restaurant is now an elegant gastro-eatery with a highly designer interior to match. The main palette explores raw materials like marble, clay, wood and concrete enhanced with accents of green visible in the vertical herd garden and muted colours introduced in the form of soft furnishings. Encouraging a dining experience that thoroughly enlightens the tastebuds, the interiors offers a sophisticated surrounding.

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A variation of marble and wood tables form the various dining spaces, whilst each is accompanied by wooden chairs with seat padding. The Malmo chair comes with the option to customise the seat and back with either fabric or leather upholstery. These are available in a range of colours including grey, brown and blue.

Hotel: The Hoxton Hotel, Amsterdam 

With its original hotel based in East-London, the newest edition of The Hoxton Hotel takes up residency in five converted 17th Century Dutch townhouses. Through careful renovation and restoration, the five townhouses have been formed into one fluid and highly characteristic new hotel. By maintaining a lot of the original features, the lavish interiors speak for themselves with solid wooden floors and original ornate ceilings in many of the lavish rooms. The style of the furniture further enhances the eloquent appeal of the hotel with comfortable leather sofas and upholstered chairs presented in warm red and yellow tones.

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The general design ethos has been to keep the interior furniture elegant yet practical, adding to the informal and trendy appeal the chain pushes. The rooms features a multitude of original features alongside modern furniture pieces. Ideal for creating a bedroom set-up that allows users to relax within a highly comfortable surrounding, the Malmo reception chair offers sleek style with its lower seat style and armrests for added comfort. The seat comes in a choice of fabric or leather upholstery options that can be specified in a variety of modish tones. The Malmo reception chair is ideal for use in a hotel setting for its durable structure that offers long-term use, and for offering the choice of various combinations to create the ideal final finish for a project that requires informal yet highly design-led seating.