Kata Chair

For Arper's first solid wood chair we adapted Kata lounge to a chair format. It became quickly clear that the 3D knit was not working well from a structural standpoint and that the pattern would require a different visual interpretation. 

Part of Kata's original initiative was to use modern technology in a way that reflects a traditional heritage in a contemporary, warm way, while also reducing the ecological footprint via lightness and reduction of material. The Kata chair continues this via the creation of a minimally thin plywood that is visually and structurally enhanced through the application of a texture, which has been used by classic Thonet bentwood chair seats in the early days of the last century.


Design + Art Direction: Altherr Désile Park
Images: Salva Lopez, Alberto Sinigaglia,
Jeannette Altherr