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Mungo Chair by Protivent

Categories: ICFF 2011, Modern Decor + Objects

As we are learning from this series of posts about the comfort of modern furniture design, looks can be very deceiving. And, sometimes something that looks cool but looks like it would be uncomfortable is! This chair certainly has loads of style — we love those sleek lines and that warm material. But how will it stack up when it comes to sitting?



We may love modern furniture, but we definitely treasure comfort.
That’s why we enlisted the help of 2Modern friend and furniture maker Michael Yates. His background and expertise made him the perfect guy to rate chairs based on firmness, quality, comfort and ergonomics. This isn’t exactly science, but we’ll be bringing you a series of posts to tackle the very important question of looks versus comfort!

The Mungo Chair by Protivent. In Michael’s words: “The weight distribution is not quite right once you’re sitting on it.”

Our ratings system, which we admit is based a lot on personal preference, gave the the Mungo Chair¬†4 stars for firmness (one glance at the materials and you can see why), 3 star for touch (it’s not made out of soft fabric), 3 stars for construction (wouldn’t say it was the sturdiest feeling) and 2 star for ergonomics (just didn’t deliver in the weight distribution department).¬†Read more about it here.

What do you think about the Mungo Chair? Does it look as comfy as it does attractive? Do you think you would enjoy sitting in it? Let us know!

Previously rated seats:
Achilles Chair by Zipperer Studio
Nouveau Lounge by Kate McCreary
Korobeiniki Chair by BRC Designs
Alien Chair by Sedes Regia
Alywn Armchair by James UK

Images: Michael Yates and BRC Designs website, graphic: Jennifer Sitko

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