KOLO Armchair by Jouko Järvisalo

February 24, 2009

Designer Jouko Järvisalo has created the KOLO Armchair for Finish manufacturer Mobel.

From Mobel:

KOLO is an armchair moulded out of a single wooden sheet. Its armrests form a planar surface, from which the seat and chair back are pressed out to create a hollow in which the user can sit. Kolo floats on air, supported by a minimalist tubular steel frame.

The Finnish word KOLO refers to a small hollow, nook, hole or niche; metaphorically, it also refers to a living space.

Visit Mobel’s website – here.

Designer Jouko Järvisalo is one of Finland’s best-known designers. His furniture receives awards almost annually, in Finland and abroad. He has pieces in the permanent collections of institutions including the Design Museum Helsinki, the Chicago Athenaeum and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. His pieces have travelled through the world’s design fairs and exhibitions.