The core philosophy behind the Magis Officina Dining Chair is the exploration of ancient manufacturing techniques, using them to create an innovative new object. Designers Roman & Erwan Bouroullec have tried to create a new creative language by using traditional iron forging processes. The wrought iron frame gives all the pieces in the Officina collection an unmistakably industrial feel, redolent with slight imperfections that makes each piece completely unique.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s.
A combination of romanticism and functionality runs throughout both brothers’ work. Like all truly talented designers, the Bouroullecs have defined a distinctive visual style, which Jasper Morrison (one of the designers they most admire) described as “thoughtful and disciplined, with a real spirit and poetry”.