101 Chair by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt

101 Chair by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt

VDF products fair: Amorphous backrests with a hand-drawn aesthetic characterise the customisable 101 Chairs that Maarten Baas has designed for Lensvelt.

First launched in 2017 at the Salone del Mobile, the 101 Chair is celebrated for its versatility and for becoming Dutch designer Baas' first mass-produced product.

Today it forms the basis of the expanded 101 Chair family and is available in several variations. This includes models with stackable frames and optional armrests, as well as high and low barstool versions.

Each chair is available with a choice of one of Baas' eight distinctive backrests, which all evoke loose hand drawings of human faces so "the chairs always look special and surprising," according to Lensvelt.

The backrests are available with 14 upholstery options, which are also used on the cushioned seats, and teamed with either a metallic or oak frame structure.

"Hans Lensvelt was the first one to get [Baas] to design a mass product," explained Lensvelt.

"The result is a series of unique chairs that look like they are all individually hand-drawn. Now, three years later it is one of the bestsellers of Lensvelt."

Product: 101 Chair
Designer: Maarten Baas
Brand: Lensvelt
Contact address: info@lensvelt.nl

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101 Chair by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt
101 Chair by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt
101 Chair by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt
101 Chair by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt