The Mater Shell Lounge Chair, introduced in 2017 with a new and softer leather upholstery , is a version of the Mater Shell Chair designed in 2008 by Michael Dreeben.
The collaboration with the most recognised Danish leather supplier, Sorensen Leathers, is bringing a new softness and tactility to the Mater collection. Ultra (previously known as Tango) is a pigmented leather, suitable for everyday use, that is durable, easy to maintain and resists stains.
A layer of foam is making the seating of the chair a more comfortable and soft experience. The frame is crafted in solid FSC certified oak with a choice of three different water-based stains; soaped, sirka grey and a black stain.
The original Mater Shell Chair, designed by Michael Dreeben, represented his ongoing interest in traditional craft practices in North India - in this case saddle making.