The Visu chair was designed for Muuto by Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen. The designer has said about his creation: “The task was to create a personal interpretation of the ever-relevant plywood chair. I wanted my chair to have an unobtrusive and timeless nature that is familiar but never boring and without sacrificing function or ergonomics. In the end, I think every detail is exactly as it is supposed to be”. The Visu chair is available with wooden legs or metal legs and with several different shell options.

In 2020 Muuto changed the lacquers used for the Visu collection to water-based options. As a result, the hue of the chairs is slightly different than before.


Visu chair, sled base, white



1–2 months


53 cm
48 cm
78 cm
Seat height
46 cm
Water-based lacquered ash
Base material
Lacquered steel
Care instructions
Clean with damp cloth

Mika Tolvanen

Mika Tolvanen (b. 1975) is a Finnish designer who graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2001. Tolvanen designs mainly furniture, but also different types of interior decorating products as well as lighting. His achievements include collaborative projects with a number of well-known companies, including Muuto, Nak-Nak, Offecct and Woud. In 2015, Mika and his spouse Julie Tolvanen founded their own design office, Studio Tolvanen, in Helsinki. Tolvanen has won the Finland100 furniture design competition by Isku in 2016 and the Bruno Mathsson award in 2012, and he was awarded as the Finnish Furniture Designer of the Year 2017.

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