Muṅgāru Gallery Chair

Designer INODA+SVEJE
Year/Period 2017
Dimensions ( cm / in ) H 28.8 73.0 / D 22.5 57.0 / W 21.1 53.5

Product Description

The Muṅgāru Gallery Chair (a.k.a Muṅgāru Lounge Chair) is part of the 'contemporary modern' Muṅgāru Collection designed by Milan based furniture designers INODA+SVEJE exclusively for Phantom Hands. The chair is compact, light and comfortable; it can be used as an occasional chair or as a lounger.

The design draws inspiration in equal parts from the modernist legacy of Chandigarh’s mid-century furniture, and the level of skill that traditional Indian craft based production offers. The Japanese and Danish design traditions of Kyoko Inoda and Nils Sveje are evident in the designs.

Muṅgāru is a word in the Kannada language (spoken locally in Bangalore where the Phantom Hands workshop is based) used to describe the gentle and rejuvenating pre-monsoon rains. The idea for the collection was conceived in the Phantom Hands workshop as the monsoon set in, and the name became apt.

The chair has found traction with Art Galleries around the world as a comfortable and compact viewing chair. It's compact size makes it apt for use in lobbies, waiting rooms and retail spaces.

Product Specification

Standard dimensions

H 28.8 73.0 / D 22.5 57.0 / W 21.1 53.5

Materials Burma Teak (Tectona Grandis) Natural Cane
Product variants N/A
Other information Seat Height (in) - 16.6 42.0
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Product Options

We offer this product in a choice of Natural Teak or Dark Stain wood finish. For Natural Teak finish, the wood is sanded to smoothness and transparent wood polish and sealer are applied with a soft cloth to bring out the natural golden brown colour of teak. For Dark Stain, a coat of teak stain is hand applied to give the wood a darker, deeper shade.

Wood Finish Options - Natural Teak / Dark Stain

Colour swatch of Natural Teak
Natural Teak
Colour swatch of Dark Stain
Dark Stain

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