Mut Design launches Twins outdoor chairs for Expormim

Mut Design launches "male" and "female" outdoor chairs for Expormim

Maison&Objet 2015: Spanish studio Mut Design has created a pair of chairs to look like masculine and feminine versions of the same seat.

Mut Design Twins lounge chairs

Mut Design's two "genetically similar" chair designs, named Twins, both feature curved backs that support an upholstered cushion and are supported by a high-resistance aluminium tube frame.

"We wanted to design a collection of two easy chairs with similar characteristics but each with a strong personality," Mut Design founder Alberto Sánchez told Dezeen.

Mut Design Twins lounge chairs

"They each keep their own personality and exclusive features, which is what makes them able to work together or separately."

Mut Design Twins lounge chairs

The "male" chair is taller with a more squared structure and the "female" is lower with a softer shape.

Mut Design Twins lounge chairs

"While one looks pleasant and feminine, the other is defined by its blunt masculine presence. These are Twins, two different seats sharing the same DNA," said the designer.

Mut Design Twins lounge chairs

Suitable for use indoors and outdoors, the chairs are covered with an elastic tridimensional polyester mesh developed especially for the product and for Spanish furniture brand Expormim, which manufactures the designs.

Concept sketches for the Twins chairs
Concept sketches for the Twins chairs

The chairs are on show at Paris trade fair Maison&Objet until 27 January, along with new products by Tom Dixon, Luca Nichetto and Matali Crasset.

Mut Design Twins lounge chairs
Sketches and material samples for the Twins chairs

Founded by Sánchez in 2010, Mut Design's previous projects include a range of modular kitchen units made from materials usually found elsewhere in the home and a collection of tiles featuring shapes that look like overlapping pieces of coloured paper.