NAP by Kasper Salto

31 May 2010

I remember from my own search journey to find nicely designed chairs that it isn't as easy as it sounds. If you are on the look, I just discovered a nice new chair called "NAP" that got its premiere at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2010 last April. It is a new stackable chair designed by the award winning Danish designer Kasper Salto for the furniture design brand "Republic of Fritz Hansen"...

Republic of Fritz Hansen

The history of Fritz Hansen begins in 1872 but 2000 marked a change in strategy with the launch of The Republic of Fritz Hansen. Its mission was to offer selected designers the opportunity to reinterpret the design philosophy of the Danish brand Fritz Hansen.

Interior with the two available NAP chairs.

NAP, designed by Kasper Salto

In Milan, Fritz Hansen had a display showcasing the detailed insight into the design process, testing and manufacturing of the new chair. The chair has been 2 years in the making. A few pictures of that process below.

Insight into the design process of the NAP

The NAP chair is a reflection of Kasper Salto's approach to design. With its curvaceous form, the NAP chair feels feminine and elegant too. The contours of the Nylon shell adapt naturally to the shape of the human body and the textured waves turn hours of sitting into an attractive proposition. Kapser says:

For me design is about relevance. To always create a product that has relevance towards its users. The NAP chair is all about being able to sit well in as many positions as possible. The name NAP is an abbreviation of the three key sitting positions; Normal, Active and Passive – because sitting is in fact a constant movement. If people who sit in the chair notice they have been sitting comfortably, I think I've succeeded.

Dimensions:

  • width: 620 mm
  • height: 770 mm
  • depth: 510 mm
  • height of seat: 450 mm

Kasper Salto's work is characterized by respect for simple forms, materials, good workmanship and a belief that design can improve life. The NAP will come to market in September and will come in these colors: Milk White, Butter Yellow, Pepper Grey or Coffee Brown.

Comments

  1. 1 Lindsay Dicampli 21 Jun 2010

    You would not believe how long ive been looking for something like this. Scrolled through 5 pages of Google results and couldnt find anything. Very first page on Bing. There you are!.... Really have to start using it more often! Thank you.