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With an exaggerated form reminiscent of comic strip illustrations or the work of renowned artist Keith Haring, the Maximus chair by Stockholm-based designer Johan Ansander is a departure from the expected. 

While at first glance it appears to be made from plastic, the robust chair is actually heavy duty ash. Crafted using 3D modelling and CAD-software, the seat and backrest are crafted using two reversed pieces of the wood and set atop four legs of the same material. 

Ansander attempted to move away from mass produced furniture and turned to a sawmill outside of Stockholm to hand-manufacture the chairs using locally harvested wood. 

A playful addition to the home as well as offices and public spaces, Maximus is available in clear lacquered wood or painted in a wide range of colourways.   

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