The Swedish architect and designer Stig Ahlström has designed among others the departures lounge at Arlanda and the SAS main office in Solna in Stockholm. He has been fascinated for a long time with the design of scissors and pliers and how their components are linked together. And now he contributes to Materia’s range with the Xtra folding chair, the design of which is inspired by the hinge in a scissors or the joint as he refers to it.
“Xtra´ looks simple, but the loading on the joint is great and it required advanced
technology to make it hold,” says Ahlström.