Shu Chair is a versatile collection for public and private environments. The inspiration for the chair came from the iconic design of the Chinese
Ming Dynasty, but it has been brought into the new millennium. The combination of solid wood and metal makes the chair strong and durable.
But also gives it a quiet, yet character appearance.
Seat: Solid ash wood with softly curved edges.
Back/armrest: Seatm bent solid ash wood.
width 22.4 in – depth 18.5 in – height 30.3 in – seat height 17.7 in
weight: 19 lbs
Mikko Laakkonen was born in Espoo in 1974. After graduating as a musical instrument maker, he studied furniture design at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, and later received his Masters degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. After working in design and architecture firms for several years, Mikko founded Studio Mikko Laakkonen in 2004.
The Studio offers product design services, with the main focus on everyday items. Mikko’s designs have been on display in several exhibitions around Europe, the United States, China and Japan.
He has been awarded the number of international and national prizes, including: German Design Award (2017), Turkey Design Award (2016), Reddot design award honourable mention (2016), Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award (2016, 2015 & 2010), Muuuz International Awards 2014, Finnish Designer Awards ’14: Furniture Designer Of The Year, Reddot: best of the best design award (2013) Reddot design award (2012), and the Young Designer of the Year prize (2009).
In 2016 Studio Laakkonen has expanded working in the fields of interior design and art direction consulting. This extension was founded to create more holistic solutions and respond better for clients requests.
Today, Studio Laakkonen works with a variety of brands and clients from all around the world.
We believe that every project is different, and strive to find a tailored solution that combines both the client’s needs and our expertise in design. Our focus is to create unique, insightful items for everyday use.
Our brand is a result of the collaboration between one of North America’s well-established modern furniture distributors Nuans Design and a reputable furniture manufacturer in Turkey with decades of experience.
An alliance of passionate design enthusiasm and flawless craftsmanship manufactures for hospitality, contract, and residential applications all at contract grade quality.
Our collection is designed in two ways: We have a team of up and coming in-house designers and artisans that we call Kollektiff Crew.
Most of our designs are the creation of this talented and dedicated team. We also work with young promising designers from around the world, bringing their dreams into reality. Either by the Crew or by the individual designers, we assure you that the outcome is always authentic and fresh.
Our team manages the process from conceptual design through developing, manufacturing, and quality control. Managing all these steps in-house gives us the upper hand to offer great quality furniture at a very affordable price point.
Either for a large contact project or a small residential purchase, our promise is to provide you with impeccable quality at an incredible price point.
We believe that good design should be accessible to everyone. We take advantage of new technologies and employ innovative techniques to make sure we deliver flawless quality at much better price points than the industry standards.
Most of the Kollektiff items are open for customization to individual tastes. We have a fabulous color palette of RAL colors in our standard offer. No minimum quantity required, no extra charge for those great color options listed here: Kollektiff Metal and Wood Color Palette 2022.
In addition to these colors, we go beyond that and offer an entire RAL catalog of hundreds of colors with a slight upcharge.
You can select your own upholstery options. Almost all fabrics, vinyl, and leather from major manufacturers are approved to be used by our factory.
The majority of the Kollektiff Collection is available in stock with several color and upholstery options.
Real-time updates of stock levels are available to the distributors, dealers, and retailers. Speedy delivery is used for all stock items.
We are sincerely aware of our responsibilities to be environmentally friendly as designers and manufacturers. Our factory is dedicated to making each product with sustainably sourced renewable materials and recycled content. We assess every material for its recycled content or recyclability. Our steel parts are fully recyclable and our powder coating system is environmentally sensitive. We prioritize fabrics made from renewable materials like wool, cotton, or viscose linen, or 100% recycled polyester.
At Kollektiff, we recycle leftover residuals after metal manufacturing and leftover upholstery materials.