The Colander chair borrows its holes from the utensil, which is used to drain water after cooking foods like vegetables or pasta.
"We needed to give meaning to its holes and link up with Kristalia and its Italian design," said Kristalia in a statement. "What kitchen utensil is used every day in Italy? The colander."
"From the perspective of pure design, we like to think that what Patrick has developed in 2015 is the outcome of a series of objects and works of art that have become milestones in culture in general," said the brand.
The chair is designed for indoor or outdoor use, and features a curved polypropylene plastic seat and back. Its pattern of holes helps rain water drain off.
"We can definitely call it a versatile chair: it is excellent for the catering sector, ideal in homes, and can be used both indoors and outdoors," Kristalia said.
The frame is made from die-cast aluminium that forms a cross-shaped base for the seat, which is still visible through the perforated surface.
The rear legs extend up to create a support for the seat back. The design is available in white, black, beige, red and grey versions.
Photography is by Paolo Contratti.