Legend of the 1960s: Zanotta reissues the Karelia chair

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This model has become a symbol of freedom and non-conformity.

The Karelia chair was designed by Liisi Beckmann and produced by Zanotta. The launch took place in 1966.

1960s legend: Zanotta reissues the Karelia chair

The designer was inspired by her homeland: Beckmann is Finnish. In the wave-like shape of the seat of the chair, the bays and bays of the Finnish coast are guessed.

1960s legend: Zanotta reissues the Karelia chair

The model came out in a rebellious era, and symbolizes the revolutionary design of the 1960s, already because it was one of the first frameless chairs in history. The filling is completely molded from polyurethane foam. Freedom and only freedom is in everything: from the way of thinking to the everyday environment. This slogan of the 1960s became the creative creed of Beckmann, whose portfolio includes many such visionary pieces.

1960s legend: Zanotta reissues the Karelia chair

The reissued version of the chair is slightly different in size and, of course, upholstery. Hooks have also appeared, with the help of which several chairs can be connected to each other in order to obtain one solid structure. The new version is made according to all the canons of our day: made from recycled polyester and is itself recyclable. The fabric is called Samba, it is distinguished by diagonal weaving and a slight metallic sheen. The colors are very different, including bright: orange and ultramarine.

1960s legend: Zanotta reissues the Karelia chair

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