Massproductions extends the Odette collection with a new, durable galvanized finish. The series is now available in six standard versions.
“The name Odette refers to the white swan in the ballet of Swan Lake. Like a series of ballerinas dancing across the stage, a series of Odette stools become a visual experience of dynamic movement in random directions”, says Chris Martin, Massproductions’ designer-in-chief and co-founder.
When Chris Martin designed the Odette stool in 2009, he wanted to make a strong impression with a small gesture. By adding a twist to the footrest of the bar stool, visual interest is added with a simple action. The gesture also gives the user a footrest where the feet can rest comfortably in different positions. Odette’s padded seat adds a softness and contrast to the chair’s otherwise strong and explicit shape.
Today the bar stool can be found at, amongst other locations, Stockholm’s Central Station and Arlanda Airport. In 2015, 700 bar stools were delivered to Arlanda, a place that is open 24/7 and is visited annually by 26 million travellers. Thanks to Odette’s durable construction, only two stools have needed repair since they were installed.
The products in the Odette series have a five-year guarantee and are certified with the Swedish sustainability and quality label “Möbelfakta”.