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Upholstered Easy Armchair/ KeSa Cobalt

Designer Chandigarh Collective/ Padmaja Krishnan
Year/Period 1955
Dimensions ( cm / in ) H 30.8 / D 33.1 / W 27.8 H 78.0 / D 84.0 / W 70.5
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Product Description

Products in the KeSa Upholstery Collection are available in a set of fabric colourways, designed and produced by textile designer Padmaja Krishnan. The colourway seen in the image above is called KeSa Cobalt. This is the second KeSa fabric colourway developed for the Upholstered Easy Armchair model.

The fabric used for the KeSa Upholstery Collection is an upcycled 'Patchwork Textile'. It is created through a process of collecting discarded cotton fabric scraps and new fabrics, arranging them with care into specific patterns, and sewing them one piece at a time by hand, and then by machine. Making this fabric is a very time-consuming, laborious process as each yard of the fabric needs to be designed individually every time. This long and intense process of stitching and making enough fabric for one chair is done entirely by women artisans in Padmaja's workshop in Mumbai. Therefore, every piece we make as part of the KeSa collection is truly unique, even though they belong to a specific colourway.

A specially-designed cushion is optionally available for each chair model in the KeSa Upholstery Collection. The cushion is designed keeping in mind the ergonomics of the Easy Armchair and is called the 'Manju' cushion.

Each fabric colourway in the KeSa Upholstery Collection is complimented by a specific hand-stained wood finish, developed by Phantom Hands. The wood finish paired with the Cobalt colourway is called Burnt Cobalt-Coir and has a distinct bluish tinge. Burnt Cobalt Coir finish is made by hand burnishing the wood, applying a combination of stains in controlled proportions, and finally removing the sheen by using steel wool.

Product Specification

Standard dimensions H 30.8 / D 33.1 / W 27.8 H 78.0 / D 84.0 / W 70.5
Materials Teak (Tectona Grandis) Patchwork KeSa Cobalt Fabric Polyurethane Foam Pinewood Inner Frame Metal Components
Product variants N/A
Other information Arm Height - 25 63.5 Seat Height - 16.6 42.0
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Upholstered Easy Armchair
Upholstered Easy Armchair 1
Upholstered Easy Armchair 2

Product Options

The Upholstered Easy Armchair/ KeSa Cobalt is available in the Cobalt patchwork fabric in 100% certified organic cotton and the Burnt Cobalt-Coir wood finish.

Upholstery Option - KeSa Cobalt

Colour swatch of KeSa Cobalt
KeSa Cobalt

Wood Finish - Burnt Cobalt-Coir

Colour swatch of Burnt Cobalt Coir
Burnt Cobalt Coir

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