Claesson Koivisto Rune
The easy chair Pal is designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for the luxury hotel Knobs Hotel in Stockholm. The hotel’s 201 rooms are of varying sizes and one of the challenges for Claesson Koivisto Rune and Offecct in working with the hotel’s interior was to develop an easy chair that would fit well in the larger as well as in the smaller rooms. Translating the idea into reality was a demanding task for both Claesson Koivisto Rune and Offecct, and after some intense research and development the easy chair Pal was developed, combining two chairs in one in a cunning way.
Depending on where the legs are mounted Pal can either be a larger and lower chair with a lounge character, or a smaller chair with a higher backrest. The same pair of legs is used for both versions of the chair. This possibility has been achieved through a carefully developed seat that can be turned in two directions. The larger lower version is characterized by some sharp edges. The smaller and higher version of Pal is characterized by a more rounded radius.
The inspiration behind the name Pal simply comes from the English word for a friend – or a pal.
”When we saw the two versions next to each other, we realized that they reminded us of a nice couple or two very good friends who in a good way completes each other", says Eero Koivisto.
Pal has also got a decorative element in a seam that goes all around the edge and which can be produced in different colors.
Frame in laminated wood, covered in cold foam. Upholstered in fabric or leather, with contrast colored seems. Legs in chrome.
Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune
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