Kai by lapalma



Designer Shin Azumi
Launched in 2006
Architonic id 1039609

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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.

Designer: Shin Azumi

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