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Jacques Hitier’s Mullca 300

This chair is a key piece in the industrial design era. It can be found in a lot of kid schools and kindergartens from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Among Jacques Hitier’s chairs, let’s focus in this chapter on one of his most iconic school chair: Jacques Hitier Mullca 300.

If you would like to decorate your space with this chair, it is available for sale on Ebay.

Date

before 1949

Production

Mullca

Background

Mullca 300 has a big sister. Its style is the maturity of a long process started a few years before when Jacques Hitier was working with another French production company called Mobilor.

This chair is also considered light by design.

This chair also was designed to meet certain requirements:

  • user side: light to be easily carried over by children
  • production side: cost-saving with limited materials

Jacques Hitier Mullca 300’s specifications

Features

Tubular metal frame

Chair seat made of different materials (mainly wood)

One single tube bent in the way to create the chair’s back, armrest and legs in one go

Difference between the Mullca 300 and its big sister from Mobilor

The Mullca 300 has the back legs are angled whereas the Mobilor piece is curved.

Size

  • Width: 40 cm
  • Height: 45 cm
  • Depth: 38 cm

Variations of size can be found but it’s better to double-check the ownership before going further.

Jacques Hitier Mullca 300 seen on the web

Mullca version

Its back legs are an angled shape.

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Mobilor version

Its back legs have a curved shape.