Kola ZA

Kola ZA is a meeting chair that combines the ingenious Kola felt seat with a 5-star cross leg and height adjustment mechanism. This combination of materials allows the chair to offer superb comfort and durability to meeting areas, educational settings and visitor spaces.

Kola is a family of chairs built around the highly ergonomic form pressed synthetic felt seat that is combined with various leg types to provide versatile seating for diverse spaces. The Kola seat is manufactured of polyester felt and is 100% recyclable. The seat is available in black and melange grey. Optional seat cushion is available in various fabrics.

Kola has been awarded with red dot award: product design 2012, Fennia Prize 2012 and Good Design Award 2010

Variants

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Height: 760-890 mm
Width: 600 mm
Seat height: 400-530 mm
Depth: 600 mm

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Designer

Mikko Laakkonen

Mikko Laakkonen was born in Espoo in 1974. After graduating as a musical instrument maker, he studied furniture design at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, and later received his Masters degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. After working in design and architecture firms for several years, Mikko founded Studio Mikko Laakkonen in 2004. The Studio offers product design services, with the main focus on everyday items. Mikko’s designs have been on display in several exhibitions around Europe, the United States, China and Japan. He has been awarded a number of international and national prizes, including:  German Design Award (2017), Turkey Design Award (2016), Red dot design award honourable mention (2016), Chicago Athenaeum's Good Design Award (2016, 2015 & 2010), Muuuz International Awards 2014, Finnish Designer Awards ’14: Furniture Designer Of The Year, Red dot: best of the best design award (2013) Red dot design award (2012), and the Young Designer of the Year prize (2009).

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