Drawing design inspiration from the fencing mask, REPUBLIC OF II BY IV‘s Masque Collection combines sophistication and comfort with classic materials and sculptural modern shapes. Comprising four styles (a dining chair, barstool, high back, and low back lounge chair), the collection is available in solid ash frames and three finishes: white washed, matte black, and walnut stained, complemented by natural or black caning. Metal details are available in brass, nickel, gunmetal, bronze, and matte black.
The designers at REPUBLIC OF II BY IV worked with a multigenerational artisan workshop in Italy renowned for its high-quality furniture to produce the Masque Collection’s prototypes. Each piece is crafted using leading-edge CNC machining and a century-old hand-caning tradition, resulting in exactly the balance of transparency and privacy the designers had envisioned, providing the seated person with a sense of retreat and mystery.
Impeccable detailing of every joint and transition of materials was considered throughout the process. Integrated hand-pulls were delicately added to the backrest rear of the dining chair, high back, and low back lounge chairs, and conveniently placed bag hooks are found on the barstool.
Graceful curves, exquisite joinery, solid ash framing, and tasteful color finishes elevate the Masque Collection from being humble seating choices to artistic showstoppers that instantly add a modern classic elegance to any environment.
The Masque Collection is among a select group of products featured in the Editor’s Choice section of Retail Environments magazine. The collection appeared in the September/October 2019 issue.