Products in the KeSa 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 Ink.
The fabric used for the KeSa collection is an up-cycled 'Patchwork Textile' - created through an intense process of collecting discarded fabric scraps, arranging them with care into specific patterns and sewing them one piece at a time by hand, and then by machine. The process of stitching and making enough fabric for a single chair takes several weeks of work and is done entirely by women artisans in Padmaja's workshop in Mumbai.
Each chair we make in this collection will be truly unique, even though they belong to a specific 'colourway' created by Padmaja.
A specially designed cushion is optionally available for each chair model in the KeSa Collection. The cushion is designed keeping in mind the ergonomics of the Easy Armchair and is called the 'Manju' cushion.
Fabric colourways in the KeSa collection are complimented by a specific hand-stained, developed by Phantom Hands. The wood finish paired with Ink is called Burnt Cobalt-Coir and has a distinct bluish-black tinge. Burnt Cobalt-Coir finish is achieved by hand burnishing the wood, applying a combination of stains in controlled proportions, and finally removing the sheen by using steel wool.
H 30.8 78.0 / D 33.1 84.0 / W 27.8 70.5
The Upholstered Easy Armchair / KeSa Ink is available in the Ink 'patchwork' cotton fabric and the Burnt Cobalt-Coir wood finish.
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