by Samuli Helavuo
Crafted in Finland, the Mama Chair has been designed by Samuli Helavuo, in collaboration with Hakola. The Finnish furniture manufacturer Hakola is located in the small town of Jurva in Southern Ostrobothnia — its name is symbolic of skillful carpentry and strong Finnish traditions.
The wooden chair is made from natural oak. The unpadded chair comes with or without armrests. The padded version only comes with arms. Its ergonomic and elegant design was inspired by traditional Nordic furniture as well as contemporary aesthetics. Some of its features required a close dialogue between the artisan woodworkers and Samuli due to a complexity not easily achieved.
Made in Finland
Unpadded Mama Chair: Natural Oak class
Padded Mama Chair: Natural Oak and Sorensen leather; Spectrum Nougat 30095.
Dimensions: W: 53 / D: 50 / H: 75 (cm)
Seat height: 45 cm
Images courtesy of Voglia in association with Federico Cabrera and As You Are Agency.
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About the maker
Samuli Helavuo spent 10 years working in marketing and sales before he realised he was on entirely the wrong path. At 31 he quit his job, sold his apartment, shed his possessions and spent the next 7 months travelling the world. The way in which he travelled reflects the way he now designs.