Rainer Mutsch (1977) is the recent designer who've added to the range of design products produced along with the weather boards.
[Image of the three modular types in the Dune series, from Mutsch's website]
Mutsch informs on the background:
When I saw the very first Eternit – machine, I was amazed: 20 metres long, more than 100 years old and by now of course upgraded with high-tech computers, the very heart of the machine is still the cast-metal construction built back in 1905. This impressive device survived 2 world wars and is until today producing a material which is sold worldwide.
[Image from the production, photo from Dezeen]
[Image of Dune chair during production, Photo from Dezeen]
[The shell and the mold, photo from Dezeen]
[Video of the production process]
Loop Chair - the forefather
If you think the design looks familiar you probably recall the forefather of Eternit Chairs - Mutsch's design is indeed inspired by Swiss Willy Guhl who designed the iconic 1954 Loop Chair - still in production by Eternit.
[Image of Loop Chair, by Willy Guhl, 1954]
Mutsch quotes Guhl (1915-2004) who said:
“there is no ‚good’ or ‚bad’ material, what makes the difference is its right and adequate use.”