Since the era of Josef Hoffmann, architects and designers have embraced the idea of unified integration between the building or room they are designing and the furniture and objects used to populate it. Hoffmann, and many architects since, endeavored to design furniture to fit the room.
For most design and architectural firms the scope of projects don't allow such bespoke luxury. So they spend countless hours scouring the internet and furniture binders, seeking the perfect chair in the right finish at a price that fits their budget.
The M2 chair offers a solution to this design puzzle: low cost customization. Instead of endless searching, just specify the frame color and upholstery colors that suit your environment. You can even create a two or three color combination to fit your theme.
Imagine your client is a university and you're specifying chairs for the library and classrooms. You'd need something very durable and designed for institutional use, yet comfortable. You might want chairs that stack or swivel, some with arms and some without, and even stools. Perhaps you need tablet arms for use in classrooms and lecture halls.
While many chairs might meet those basic criteria, the M2 chair gives you the option to select frame colors with an order of just 100 chairs. The metal frame, available in sled base or legs, will be powder-coated in your custom color. The seat and back can be upholstered in two different colors, either fabric, leather, or COM to complete your vision. Starting under $400 each and lower for projects, the M2 is a winner.
Besides color-themed schools and corporations, many public spaces such as waiting rooms, atriums, and museum cafes can experience a sort of unified integration by using the M2 chair. For example, specify the leather and chrome swivel armchair in the offices, the drafting stool version in the art department, fabric upholstered pull-up chairs in the conference room, and the barstools and stacking chairs in the cafeteria.
100% Made in Italy, the M2 chair by M2L is a multi-functional dream come true for designers and architects. Feel the freedom to choose all of the options and colors you need, from one affordable source.
From bold to baroque, these chairs, sofas, loveseats and more have a leg up on style.
M2L Featuring an enveloping back, the Mikko Laakkonen-designed Inno collection of sofas and armchairs is a collaboration with the namesake Scandinavian furniture and accessories company. An epoxy-coated steel frame complements fabric or leather upholstery. (item #6)
M2L delivers a Scandinavian pop of primary color to your interior world.
Distributor of fresh, modern design and an in-house line of fine furnishings
Featured designers and design collaborations: Khodi Feiz, Artifort, M2L
Equally ad comfortable as a desk chair or a dining chair, this quaint birch and oak seat also stacks to save space. Designed by Harri Korhonen for the Finnish brand Inno. Available through M2L (item#7)
Selected for MoMA’s 1951 Good Design exhibition, the chair’s bentwood frame and sling back make it ideal for kicking back. M2L will also bring back a selection of Probber’s celebrated modular contract seating.
– which also can be used as a bench – includes a center groove that serves as a storage nook. Distributed in the U.S. by M2L (item 15)
M2L signed an agreement with the Harvey Probber Design Archive to reissue some of the American designer's iconic pieces.
M2L, a distributor of several European product brands and an in-house furniture line, said the company has added Inno, a Scandinavian furniture and accessories company, to its portfolio.
Matt Manes has a good eye. When the executive vice president at M2L spotted seating by Finnish furniture maker Inno at ICCF a couple of years ago, he introduced himself to the CEO of the company. Then he followed up with a factory visit in Helsinki. Now M2L is introducing Inno’s line of seating and tables to the U.S. markets.
“I thought it really had a fresh look to it – a new look that you don’t see in the marketplace here,” he says. “And they’re always coming out with new products.”