The media company Condé Nast Germany has moved to the Richard Meier Building in Munich after an extensive redesign.
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 and 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”.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Height of seat||450 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||without back padding|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
shades of beige