Vienna designer Martin Mostböck has created the FLAXX Chair.
The FLAXX Chair is a hybrid design which offers the comfort of a free-swinging chair as well as the functionality of a conventional four-legged chair. The novel structure of the support frame and the combination of advantages from both designs is a contemporary interpretation in both form and function. The seat shell is made from natural fiber mats, which are molded into a stable three-dimensional form by pressing multiple layers of the material. The mats predominantly consist of flax, an annually renewable raw material, and are held together by textile polypropylene as an adhesive.
The seat shell and frame are made of 100% recyclable materials.
Good News: The GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2011 (The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago,USA) for sustainable and Green Design was awarded to the FLAXX Chair.
+ About Martin Mostböck
Martin Mostböck was born in Vienna.
He studied Architecture at the University of Technology Vienna and received his Diploma in 1994.
Since 1994 he has been practicing with Coop Himmelb(l)au in the fields of architecture, design, construction and urban planning.
Martin Mostböck has taught Design, Studio and was lecturer at the University of Technology Vienna and the MAK Academy (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art).
He has received many national and international Awards and nominations for his work (GOOD DESIGN AWARD, red dot Award, Adolf Loos Award-Austrian State Prize for Design, International Design Award Baden-Württemberg, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany).
Martin Mostböck´s work and designs have been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Australia and it is also part of the some of the world´s most prestigious museum collections such as the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design, USA and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art – MAK, Vienna.