K Chair Marks The Spot: The Wolfgang Tolk Design by Living Divani
There's nothing dramatic about German designer Wolfgang Tolk's work, yet the shiny, tubular lines of his modern, '70s-inspired K chair allow an entire room to really set the scene. Created in 2004 with the guidance of the Italian manufacturer, Living Divani, the K Chair capitalizes on its polished finish, chromed steel as the foundation for its minimalist appearance.
K Chair. Designed by Wolfgang Tolk for Living Divani.
The K Chair by Wolfgang Tolk for Living Divani Fuses German Precision with Italian Modern Design to Form a Woven, Technical Seat of Its Own.
The frame of the chair goes for sharp, well-defined angles with smooth, rounded edges similar to a sedentary road bike made from high quality steel. Within the elastic straps of covered rubber, springs are included for shock absorption that extends the liveliness of the chair for years. Appearing formal and classic, in a way, the K Chair's seat was introduced in a woven material with a cord trim made from 100% cellulose. To add depth and a solid form to it's structure, the chair uses a polyurethane foam to fill in the different densities. Although the cover comes in the many colors of the woven fabric - or a leather upholstery version - all are easy to remove and wash, making it the perfect chair for homes where pets and children (or clumsy dinner party guests) are present.
Although Wolfgang Tolk is known as a Cologne-based designer, he has worked with numerous Italian companies and has exhibited his pieces in Cologne, Chicago, Milan, and Kortrjik, Belgium. Staying true to where his design surfaced, he studied and continues to live in Cologne. Similarly, Living Divani is a family-run operation based in Italy that enjoys combining clean lines and forms with ergonomics to bring great design to the people.
With a seat depth of 19.3" (49cm) and overall dimensions that measure 25.6" W x 25.6" H x 23.6" D (650mm W x 650mm H x 600mm D), the K Chair can squeeze into a small space almost as swiftly as it welcomes its first guest for a relaxing seat.
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