Fromme is a versatile cafe chair which borrows from the materials and principals of early 90’s mountain biking.
The chair has been engineered to use as little material as possible. The construction uses a mix of custom extruded and cast components to form a laser welded structure.
Brian Skinner’s MCR Descender - 1985
Cannondale Headshok - 1992
Nike Shox R4 - 2000
The design of the back and seat rest do not use compound curves which allow minimal tooling. The seat is attached to the frame with no visible fasteners and use rubber polymer suspension in order to provide a tilt responsive seat. The suspension joints create a soft ergonomic seat despite its rigid material.
First prototype, testing the suspension seating
Due to the chairs construction details the legs are able to be extremely thin while passing strength testing for contract use. The small size and minimal material combines for a total weight of just 4kg, stacking up to 6 high and is rated to be used indoors and outdoors.
The original Fromme cafe chair was designed using a custom extrusion and die cast end-cap construction. Each piece in this collection of share the same extrusion and end-cap components, forming the structural X base.
Fromme Bar Stool
The full range has been extended to include a lounge chair, stool, bar stool, and a range of tables. Each seat is stackable and uses the same suspension seat detail as the original chair.