Milan 2010 promotion: Dezeen have got together with furniture brand Fritz Hansen to give away a NAP chair by Danish designer Kasper Salto, due to be launched at the Republic of Fritz Hansen Milan showroom during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile this week.
The Republic of Fritz Hansen brand was launched in 2000 to offer selected designers the opportunity to reinterpret the design philosophy of the Danish brand Fritz Hansen.
This new, stackable chair is made of nylon with powder-coated or polished steel legs.
One winner will be selected to win a NAP chair without arm rests in the colour of their choice: Milk White, Butter Yellow, Pepper Grey or Coffee Brown.
This competition is now closed.
One winner will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here's more info from Fritz Hansen:
TIME FOR A NAP
NAP is a new stackable chair designed by the award winning Danish designer Kasper Salto that furniture design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen will present at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2010.
The NAP chair is a reflection of Kasper Salto's approach to design. "For me design is about relevance. To always create a product that has relevance towards its user's." Say's the design star.
"For me the NAP chair is all about being able to sit well in as many positions as possible. The name NAP is an abbreviation of the three key sitting positions; Normal, Active and Passive – because sitting is in fact a constant movement." Salto continues.
With its curvaceous form, the NAP chair is feminine and elegant. The contours of the Nylon shell adapt naturally to the shape of the human body and the textured waves turn hours of sitting into an attractive proposition. "If people who sit in the chair notice they have been sitting comfortably, I think I've succeeded." Say's Salto.
As a trained cabinet maker and a graduate from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen, Kasper Salto's work is characterized by respect for simple forms, materials, good workmanship and a belief that design can improve life.
Kasper Salto has won a string of internationally acclaimed design awards for his creations over the recent years and he is also the mastermind behind Fritz Hansen's popular Ice™ chair & Little Friend™ table.
The new NAP chair will be launched during the Salone at Republic of Fritz Hansen's showroom on Garibaldi 77, Milan, in an exhilarating exhibition that will give a detailed insight into the design process, testing and manufacturing of the new chair.
The new chair will be available on the market in September 2010 and comes in a selection of colours, from Milk White, to Butter Yellow, Pepper Grey and Coffee Brown.
For more information please visit: www.fritzhansen.com
NAP, designed by Kasper Salto for Fritz Hansen, 2010
Series of light stacking chairs suitable for cafeterias, conference rooms, offices and the private home.
Available in two varieties, with and without arm rests. All varieties come in four different colours: Milk White, Butter Yellow, Pepper Grey, Coffee Brown.
The chair stacks 8-10 units at a time with and without arm rests.
The shell is moulded and dyed through in nylon (Polyamide – PA6). The frame is made of steel and powder coated in colours corresponding to the shell, or in chromed steel
NAP is also available with seat upholstery. The seat cushion is made of TPE with a velour underside and fabric or leather on top. The cushion is available in Divina fabric from Kvadrat in a selection of ten predefined colours or Classic leather in the colours Black, Black-brown and Walnut.
VARIETIES & DIMENSIONS
Height: 77 cm
Width: 54 cm without arms / 62 cm with arms
Depth: 51 cm
Seat height: 45 cm / 47.5 cm
Congratulations to our winner! Raminta Pilipaviciute in Belgium wins a cream NAP chair.