Hamari was awarded Fennia prize 20 Honourable Mention
Press release May 11th 2020
The Mono auditorium chair, a product of HAMARI auditorium furniture solutions Oy, has been awarded with an Honourable Mention in the respected Fennia Prize design competition. The chair was first introduced to the public at the Habitare Fair in the fall of 2019. Internationally, Mono was presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February 2020.
Mono chair is designed by interior designer Philip Kronqvist. “The ambition was to create a chair that is plain and pure in its appearance while having optimal ergonomics and quality”, says Kronqvist. While closed, Mono is only 12 cm deep and forms a graphic, almost sculptural shape that is only revealed as a chair when opened. The mechanism, custom-created for the chair by Hamari, lifts the seat and armrests up with a single hand motion.
The Mono chair meets a wide range of demands and is also suitable for tight spaces that are traditionally difficult to find furniture for. The collection includes a freely rotating MonoSpin with it’s own pedestal, wall-mounted MonoWall and the Mono auditorium chair. Personalized versions available according the the customer's needs.
The Fennia Prize design competition is organized by Design Forum Finland, Fennia Group, Elo and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. The competition awards companies and organisations that use design strategically in their business operations. “Over the years, the competition has become one of the most significant in Finland and the only one that specifically rewards the company for its extensive use of design”, says Petteri Kolinen, the CEO of Design Forum Finland.