One of the strongest sections of ICFF this year is the grouping of Swedish companies: I Form, Källemo, Offecct, and Swedese Möbler (organized by the Swedish Furniture Industry Association—100 of the country’s leading furniture manufacturers).
Källemo’s newest offering is the NONchair by Poul Christiansen and Boris Berlin, principals of Copenhagen’s Komplot. The duo has designed everything from tractors to corporate identities.
Countering the NONchair’s geometric precision is its surprisingly soft surface quality. The chair is a seamless construction of molded rubber over a steel frame, a process that stems from the designers’ reluctance to create a chair that needs parts or assembly.
“The chair is essentially baked in one piece,” Christiansen says. (Early in his career he designed an iconic folded pendant lamp for Le Klint.) The source for the rubber is the same that supplies Volvo its bumpers and steering wheels. The chair can be used indoors and out and comes in black, gray, and red.