Kai stacking chair

Playing with paper, was the start of this project. If you fold a piece of paper you get a crisp edge, and if you bend it you get a gentle but tensioned curvature. I tried to fix the beauty of this natural phenomena as a chair. The name, KAI, is a Japanese word. Its pronunciation can be interpreted in several different meanings: KAI can be a “seashell”. The oppositional two elliptical lines recall an opened seashell. KAI can be “comfort”. KAI can be “meeting”. KAI can be “answer”. KAI can be “pioneer”. Stackable chair with sandblasted stainless steel frame and seat in curved plywood with leather cushion. If stacked, we suggest to put a protection on the leather cushion.

Story For more than 30 years Lapalma has been manufacturing furniture for the modern home and for the contract, following a thread, rooted in the modern design, that links with clear proportions all the components of the project and aims at getting a universal product, that will last forever.