Kartell Thalya Chair, Set of 2 designed by Patrick Jouin
At A Glance: A refreshing remake of a classic chair design, Thalya is a modern side chair with soft, rounded lines and a seamless, uninterrupted form. Made out of polycarbonate and manufactured using gas-injection technology, the Kartell Thalya Chair has hollow legs and a subtle diamond pattern within its seat (shown at right).
What's To Like:
The Thalya Chair simply outshines the competition - it looks and feels like a million bucks.
Thalya is stackable and weighs only 8.8 lbs - that combination makes stowing and moving this svelte side chair nearly effortless.
What's Not to Like: Innovative design and material aside, some people want a traditional chair. We get that. Also, the chair is plenty strong and can hold a great deal of weight - but it does move a bit side to side due to its flexible strength. If that makes you uncomfortable, choose a chair with metal legs.
The Bottom Line: Created by Patrick Jouin and produced by Kartell, the Thalya Chair is perfect for contemporary settings and is available in a wide range of colorful finishes. It has an almost ethereal touch, which stands out in almost any setting (the exception being if the setting in question happens to be full of Kartell furniture, where numerous "ethereal" pieces could be present).
Patrick Jouin stands out through his elegant, clean style designed to serve the project: the quest for balance between tradition and innovation leads to luminous, enchanted designs. Taste and close attention to technique is one of the permanent characteristics of Patrick Jouinâ??s designs. He is also hailed for his ability to keep together the functionality of an object and the design of a space, its line and beauty: an alliance that ensures long-term protection for his production.
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell products). Thus, Kartell products can be easily recycled. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell products can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
Creativity and technology, glamor and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.