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Kasese Chair

  • Year: 1999
  • Material: Wood, carbon fibre, foam or felt
  • Dimensions: 72 x 57 x 65 cm
  • Commission: Initiated by the designer
  • Production: Jongeriuslab
  • Category: Limited edition
  • Collection: MoMA, New York, SFMoMA (Sheep + prototype Foam), Textielmuseum Tilburg, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, FRAC, Dunkerque, FNAC, Puteaux, private collectors, collection of the designer

The translation of an African prayer chair into a foldable wooden chair, produced with carbon fibre and foam or felt. Jongerius wanted to find a new, non-technical language for a high-tech material. In 2000 the Kasese Chair inspired another mix of high-tech and traditional materials: My Soft Office.

Felt design: Not Tom, Dick & Harry.

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