Dezeen Showroom: The 1960 Chair, a seminal mid-century seating design from late Slovenian architect Niko Kralj, has been expanded into a product family with the 1960 Armchair and Bar Chair, created by Dutch designer Bart Schilder for Rex Kralj.
For the armchair, the A-shaped wooden frame, curved seat and backrest of the original are left intact, but the chair has been updated with added armrests.
Their thin, elegant silhouette also lends the design a feeling of lightness compared to the solidity of its forebearer.
The product family was created by Schilder as part of his role as Rex Kralj's first-ever art director. Founded in 2012, the Slovenian brand has made it its mission to resurrect Kralj's furniture designs and design principles for the 21st century.
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