The Stratum Chair
The three-legged chair from KALO looks like it just popped up from a fairytale. Its slender, yet steady leg design, gives the user a mixture of joy and confidence to sit on it. The Stratum Chair was made from plywood, by using a 5-axis CNC machine, and it can be folded, since it has two inter-woven distinct parts – making it more suitable to ship, or to store.
The concept of the design was to make a “piece of furniture that expresses its function and the material it uses in a very organic fashion”. The result is a comfortable striped chair, that can be easily mistaken for a savanna inhabitant.
The cutting technique and the complex geometrical form have made use of the layered material and have created an elegant curved design by emphasizing the contrast between them. “Its termination at the ground with three legs also accentuates the design’s edginess and give it a sense of delicate balance.”
By Cristina Juc