The success of the new Joko chair, designed by Bartoli Design studio for Kristalia, is the outcome of many well- balanced features: elegant design, harmonious shapes and meticulous and accurate production. Some of the production phases are illustrated here.
As stated by its designers, “Joko is a poetically minimalist chair: these two words sum up its design. For years, we had been researching a highly minimalist chair. At a time when the market offers a wide choice of versatile chairs, the pursuit of balance is fundamental and essential to us. We believe that Joko is an absolute product. The difficulty lay in minimising it as far as possible without making it too basic, retaining a soft, expressive shape and extreme simplicity.”
“The previous chair we designed for Kristalia (Bikappa) also has just a few balanced features: this can only be successful if the product is perfectly made. Kristalia works on an idea to obtain a highly successful technical product.”
“In Joko, everything depends on the legs; its strength is in its contrasting front and rear legs, and their continuity. The general shape comprises two “sheets”, one for the seat with front legs and one for the back with rear legs, which blend into a continuous organic shape. The profile of the chair enhances these two features.”
“Fully upholstered and in unique material, the continuous nature of its shape is highlighted. The uninterrupted surface that joins the back to the seat and the front and rear legs, can be successfully upholstered in fabric with patterns, since they add a different aspect to the chair.”