The inspiration for Monica Förster’s Bike chair for Offecct comes, as the name implies, from cycling and the sporting world. The chair is constructed with a strong steel tube frame, fitted with leather seating. The seating can be easily replaced, if needed.
“To me inspiration from the sporting world means great attention to detail — and the combined effect of the whole and the details,” says Monica Förster. “It’s a chair that is highly crafted, very premium in every detail, but with something of a cool rough edge. We’ve invested a great deal of effort to create a chair that looks equally good from every angle, as well as from the back, which I think is a bit unusual.”
“The chair also looks equally good placed in numbers around a round, square or rectangular table, with lines that are pleasant to the eye, creating calm in the room,” Förster adds. “I think this is a nice architectonic quality.”
Though Bike is a chair developed mainly for the contract market, it has strong crossover qualities. “The leather will give the chair a nice patina, aging gracefully with time,” says Monica Förster. “It’s interesting with natural materials that you live with, also for the home. The more you use it, the more beautiful it gets.”
Bike was first introduced as a Lab product in 2016.