Image: New AKADEMIA ARMREST by Kaksikko with FRAME table by John Pawson.
It is Stockholm Design Week time and we’re glad to release
the latest addition to the Akademia chair series: a version with armrests.
Akademia chair proportions have stayed the same in the armrest version, ensuring the good seating comfort Akademia is famous for. The available options are ash, oak natural, or light oak, with or without seat upholstery. The chair was originally the result of Master’s Thesis work at Aalto University by a member of the Kaksikko team; Wesley Walters. It is a fascinating combination of different cultures – simplistic Shaker style, Japanese design traditions, and Finnish craftsmanship heritage.
”After three years of carefully refining the design, we are very pleased to see the Akademia armrest chair released to market. It was a challenge adding elements to such a simple typology, but we think the final result speaks the same language as the original Akademia while having its own unique presence in space. Most importantly, aside from its unique form, the ample, curved armrests make it a supremely comfortable chair to sit in.”
Kaksikko (Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela
AKADEMIA ARMREST is made of sustainably grown ash or oak and molded plywood. It functions as adining chair, meeting chair, or visitor’s chair in various surroundings, blending gracefully into different interior styles.