Designed with the needs of the modern mixed-use space in mind, Gresham’s Monoko collection of single and dual chairs is stylish and comfortable in equal measure.
With the boundaries between workplace, hospitality, and residential environments more blurred than ever before, Gresham has taken elements associated with each to design the ultimate one and two-person seating collection.
Available as either a single, or double seater, with frame in a natural or dark wood finish, plus bespoke choice of fabrics – from on-trend seventies’ inspired mustard to pared back charcoal grey – Monoko’s chic, Scandinavian style offers comfort to those seeking anything from contemplative quiet to a collaborative chat.
“For the Monoko collection, we were very much inspired by bringing the comfort of domestic spaces into commercial environments”, explains Gresham’s designer, Steven Parkinson. “The aim was to create a range of one and two person seaters that would look equally as at home in a workplace, as they would in the lobby of a high-end hotel. Plus be as comfortable as the furniture you’d choose for your own house or apartment. As we return to both work and leisure spaces, we feel there are elements of the home that should be retained: comfort being top of the list.
“The aesthetic is led by Scandinavian simplicity, with the sleek wooden frame providing a strong geometric statement that encases the chosen fabric for the chair within. The resulting design can be as minimalist, or as maximalist, as desired. The beauty of Monoko is in its ability to flex for its surroundings, all the while providing a comfortable baseline as standard.”
The new Monoko collection was designed and manufactured in the UK at Gresham’s 200,000 sq ft facility in Greater Manchester. And it can now be explored at Manchester’s Material Source Studio, where Gresham is a founding partner.
The design destination allows visitors from across the North West and beyond to fully immerse themselves in ‘beautifully useful’ products and materials, while becoming part of a like-minded creative community.
Visitors can experience the full Gresham offering, including the latest pieces, such as Monoko, alongside inspiration from the design team and takeaway samples.
For more information, visit www.gof.co.uk.
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Gresham has been designing and manufacturing workspaces and furniture since 1976. Its products are designed, prototyped, manufactured, and tested in-house from a 200,000 sq ft facility in Greater Manchester. Its 250 staff are committed to creating the finest products for commercial environments. Find out more at: www.gof.co.uk.
About Material Source Studio
Material Source Studio is a materials, product and design destination. Its ethos is centred on innovation and the individuals and companies that deliver it. Its aim is to nurture and serve a community that inspires and creates. Exhibiting the latest pieces from 30 leading brands operating in the materials and furniture sectors, alongside its ‘maker in residence’ programme, talk space and podcast studio, Material Source Studio is a hub of inspiring ingenuity. Everything within it is “beautifully useful”. See more at www.materialsource.co.uk.