The silhuette of the Shell Bar Stool is elegant and features long lines in solid oak wood and a soft leather backrest swivel-seat in rich and genuine tones and with clean hand tailored stitches.
Together with the most recognised leather supplier in Denmark, Sorensen Leather, Mater has selected the most durable leathers that fit with Mater’s values and aesthetic. The Sorensen ULTRA leather chosen for the Shell Bar Stool further enhance the ‘everyday use’ and making it ideal for both commercial and residential use. A layer of foam is making the seating of the chair a more comfortable and soft experience.
After completing an MFA in sculpture at the University of Chicago, American designer Michael W. Dreeben apprenticeships with master woodworkers and was later awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study traditional craft and woodworking in Rajasthan State in North India.
Upon returning from India, he continued to pursue a range of design interests, and co-founded and operated Accuslab, LLC, which supplied stock lines of concrete furniture and architectural components to several large national retailers. His work reflects sculptural sensibility, thoughtful engagement with material, and wide ranging design and production experience.