honeycomb folding chair

honeycomb folding chair

Design Alberto Meda, 2007
Anodised aluminum frame, polycarbonate
Made in Italy by Kartell

A folding chair with simple lines and an extremely elegant design, which was until now missing from the Kartell product range. Honeycomb's functional features are fully consonant with its aesthetic qualities.

Designed by Alberto Meda, the chair is synonymous with elegance, utmost functionality and infinite attention to constructional details. Its seat and backrest have a structured texture arranged in hexagonal modules, combining striking good looks with practicality and ergonomics. Honeycomb is a folding chair with a steel frame and a transparent plastic backrest and seat. The honeycomb structure of the seat and backrest ensures the sturdiness and lightness required of a folding chair, while its three-dimensional pattern magically reflects the light. Honeycomb is easy to close, lightweight and elegant.

From 1973, Alberto Meda was the technical manager of Kartell, responsible for the control of the furniture and plastics laboratory equipment. In 1979 he started as a freelance industrial designer for various companies. His designs are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art of Toyama and since 1994 The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Included in the Design Collection; "Light light " chair 1987 , "Soft light "chair 1989, "Longchair" 1991 by Alias , and "On-Off "lamp by Luceplan 1988.

Honeycomb chair is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and available in your choice of colors.

open: 31.9" h | 17.3" d | 17.3" w | seat: 18.1" h
closed: 36.2" h | 2.75" d | 17.3" w

$380.00 + $11.00 shipping in the continental U.S.
(in-stock options usually ship in 3-5 days. Otherwise, please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery)

Alberto Meda

Alberto Meda (b. 1945) of Lenno, Italy studied Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. From 1973 he was the technical manager of Kartell, in charge of the development of projects of furniture and plastic laboratory equipments. Alberto Meda came to design from engineering, bringing with him a pragmatic mind, and an attention to details as well as formal concerns. His applied-science background gave Meda the recognizable stamp of elegant simplicity, in designs that are at once modern in form and organic in feel. His work caught the eye of Rolf Fehlbaum, the chairman of the Swiss manufacturer Vitra, who commissioned the Italian engineer to design a chair, and beginning a collaboration that continues to this day.
Kartell's image and its 59 years of history are described through the company's products. The development, the corporate strategies, the attention the company has paid to technology, the project and the design can be appreciated by observing the products Kartell has produced. Kartell's products express the language and the atmosphere of the period in which they were created, but at the same time, they are "contemporary articles," they incorporate many other values and messages and this is why they have become an integral part of our domestic design world.
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