Kite is distinguished by a multilayered form that combines various independent components, including a curved seat and statement shield-like backrest, supported by a slender metallic frame.
Intended for use in commercial and hospitality spaces, it was developed by Nendo and Stellar Works to take up minimal space in response to a lack of furniture suited to narrow common spaces in places like hotels and offices.
"Kite is a compact armchair designed with commercial and hospitality spaces in mind and in particularly small spaces," said Shanghai furniture brand Stellar Works.
"There are numerous armchairs and sofas for lobbies and lounges, but well-executed designs for narrow spaces such as corridors, elevator lobbies, and entrances are in short supply."
Kite is covered in a speckled grey upholstery, and available with a backrest in two different heights and seat with two depth options to help users tailor it to the space and level of privacy required.
It forms part of Nendo's wider 2020 collection for Stellar Works, which also includes a multi-purpose steel frame system, aptly named Frame, and a three-legged bar stool named Blend.