Munich designer Matthias Demacker presented his chair with interchangeable upholstery pads for Italian brand Area DeClic in Milan last month. Called Mixx, the chair has a metal frame designed so customers can choose three different-coloured pads to form the seat and backrest.

Mixx is a chair that is designed for having the possibility of various looks, which the user can define according to his/her personal taste. The chair consists of three individually upholstered parts that give the possibility to mix different fabrics and colours, thus the chair can have different characters/looks. AreaDeclic supplies a wide range of fabrics from which the user can choose its personal combination- from austerity (plain coloured) to playfull (multicoloured), whatever you prefer… Various bases for the chair with different finishings round up the diversity you can choose from.

Mattias Demacker born 1970, studied design at Fh Niederrhein in Krefeld. During this time he worked for several design offices in the field of exhibition design. After graduating he moved to Munich to work for different design studios where he designed for companies like Ideal Standard, Bene, Wittmann and Interlubke. 2003 he set up his own studio Dema Demackerdesign. His concepts always goal to a sensual perception of products – not following short lived trends of fashion but creating a modern durable product.

Area Declic is a brand of ARRMET, a historic Friulian factory active since the ’60s in the chair-manufacturing cluster in Manzano (Udine). In time, the company decided to manufacture mass-produced chairs, as a mark of fond utopia for functionality and design: to produce high quality objects, even when dealing with everyday products of large consumption.