The collaboration between Karoliina Priha and Kaleb J Cardenas Z resulted in the creation of a fun-looking chair that combines traditional techniques with contemporary design. The Cool – Chair was born after over a year of work, as the final test students in the upholstery department from prestigious Swedish school Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies need to pass to graduate.

Assigned to design and develop a furniture item with a student in the upholstery department, Kaleb J Cardenas Z worked with upholsterer Karoliina Priha on the Cool – Chair and the result is a hybrid between old techniques and modern design. Using a new technique developed especially for this piece, designers used horse hair to stuff the wool tubes shaping the intriguing back rest supported by a wooden frame.

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“A master piece requires many rules and old techniques that must be added to the piece and are inspected by some of the most talented Master Upholsters in Sweden; it was Karoliina´s desire to not just make a traditional chair, she wanted to implement all this requirements and old techniques into a fun and attractive piece of furniture. “Cool – Chair” creates a comfortable space to sit, an attraction to the eye that fulfills all this expectations and wishes.”

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