Matière Grise - Bat Chair

Matière Grise makes folded steel chair

French brand Matière Grise launches new Bat Chair with wings of folded steel.

Designed by Constance Guisset, the sides of the back and seat curve over the edges with gentle fold lines, and are discretely welded to the frame. The tubes on the backrest are bent and then laser cut at an angle to make it look like they insert into the back for a clean join. The chairs can be stacked on top of one another, and each one has stacking blocks hidden on the tubes underneath the seat so the frame of one doesn’t scratch the surface of another.

The Bat chair is part of Constance’s Ankara table collection, which features the same facet and folding work as the new chair. Matière Grise founder Isabelle Morteuil reached out to Constance in 2009 asking her to design pieces for the brand. Constance showed her prototypes of Ankara, and with Matière Grise’s expertise in producing metal furniture, Isabelle added it to the collection. The first pieces were sent to the French Institute in Ankara, Turkey.

Constance also designed French brand Petite Friture’s Vertigo pendant that’s made out of polyurethane ribbons interwoven on a steel and fiberglass frame.

The new chair and Ankara tables can be used outdoors if treated, and is available in more than 30 different colours.

Available: March