Thalya Chair by Kartell
Set of 2
designed by Patrick Jouin
A revitalizing 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 technologies, the Kartell Thalya Chair has hollow legs and a subtle diamond pattern running across its seat (shown at right).
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).
This chair is perfectly suited for both indoor and outdoor use and can be stacked five chairs high; this, combined with the fact the Thayla weights only 8.8 pounds, makes stowing and moving nearly effortless.
About the Designer
Patrick Jouin was born in Nantes, France, in 1967. He got his diploma â€œENSCI-les Ateliersâ€, Ecole nationale supÃ©rieure de crÃ©ation industrielle, in 1992 in Paris. Working as a designer for the â€œCompagnie des Wagons-litsâ€ and for â€œtim thomâ€, THOMSON multimedia, with the Art Direction of Philippe Starck, he collaborated with Philippe Starckâ€™s studio in Paris from 1995 to 1999. He was awarded Designer of the Year in 2003 at Maison & Objet, Paris. His firm, founded in 1999, is so busy it has been split in two: Patrick Jouin ID, for the design of objects, and Jouin Manku (in partnership with Sanjit Manku), for interiors and architecture. Even the most exacting design snob should find something to like among his output, so varied and multiform are his realizations.
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.
About the Manufacturer
Creativity and technology, glamour 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.
Materials & Measurements
Transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate.
Overall: 33" h x 18.1" w x 19.66" d
Seat height: 18.5"
Weight: 8.8 lbs
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.