Mirja Chair

Mi444 Elmosoft
Mirja Chair


Milton is a soft upholstered armchair designed for use in conference and boardrooms where excellent sitting comfort is required.  The combination of upholstery supported by webbing wrapped around a steel frame gives excellent excellent support over long meetings.

In 2000 when Sweden held the Presidency of the European Union, the architects Thomas Sandell and Gert Wingårdh commissioned 166 Mirja chairs for the conference rooms used for the meetings chaired by Sweden for the heads of state. The chairs had white lacquered frames with white Elmosoft upholstery.Bruno Mathsson continued his experiments with tubular steel following the introduction of the

href="http://schiang.com/product/bruno-mathsson-mi466-jetson-66/" target="_blank">Jetson 66 chair in 1966. He had been attracted to the possibility of creating  new forms of resilient furniture combining lightness with good comfort.

Mathsson returned to the theme in the early 1970’s with a collection of high density stacking chairs including the commercially successful conference chair Mia series. In the mid 1970’s a new series appeared including Milton and Mirja designed specifically as conference chairs. The names (all beginning with the letter “M” a trait Mathsson gave to all his chairs designed for Bruno Mathsson International) simply defined the type of base fitted to the same button stitched upholstery.