Fun fact: Ton Haas reportedly listened to 50's Cuban singer Benny Moré for a bit of oblique inspiration while creating his latest chair for sister companies Workware/Harechair. The Moiré chair takes its name from the optical illusion that it embodies—often seen in finely patterned textiles—featuring a distinctive hollow grid that enables the interference pattern. "The double layered shell with its unusual transparency plays with light and shadow, giving a subtle edge to its plasticity."
Made in the Netherlands, the stackable polypropylene chair is available in seven colors, with a four-leg base, a sledge base with armrests, or a five-wheeled swivel base for office use (all in steel). The standard model comes in at just 3.1kg, or about 6.8 lbs, thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques:
The complex forms and geometry of the Moiré were only attainable through the use of advanced digital technology, including rapid prototyping. For the first time in history a double layered grid has been produced as a one-part injection moulded piece without the need for fibreglass reinforcements. The Moiré's lightweight structure is therefore characterised by its small mass relative to the applied load.
The project actually dates back to 2010, with the Moiré received an iF product design award; it was deemed the "Best of the Best" in the Red Dot Design Awards the following year.