stylish yet pragmatic design – certainly beats the metal chairs of the past. nice work. m.

elem — a berlin based industrial design studio — has presented its conception for a lightweight and stylish reinterpretation of an archetypal metal chair, with a focus on versatility and stability. called the KOM chair, the bright red seat was created with the support of the fraunhofer institute, a german society for the advancement of applied research.

elem constructed the chair using lightweight, 20mm aluminum tube framing with a fitted aluminum seat and backrest forming a sturdy and stable compound. the shells of the chair are slightly moulded and correspond perfectly with the curves of the spine, resulting in a seamless, fluid frame. KOM’s plain and minimal appearance underlines its universal character, making it ideal for a broad range of living situations.

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