Kite Highback Chair: Deep
Kite's multilayered form combines a shield-like statement backrest and deeply proportioned curved seat in this Stellar Works' highback version. Even at that, Nendo designer-architect Oki Sato delivers a compact armchair designed with the oft-confined dimensions of commercial and hospitality spaces uppermost in mind. Offering a degree of privacy as well as a calming respite from nearby distractions, the seating is comprised of individual modular components united by an attractively specked grey upholstery, with a slender metal frame.
- 49.1" h x 32" w x 31.2" d (124.7x81.3x79.2cm)
- Seat height: 16.7" (42.4cm)
Powder coated steel, upholstery: fabric or leather
- Fabric A: Divina Melange, Harald, Steelcut Trio
- Fabric B: Batyline Eden, Field, Main Line Flax, Melang Nap, Messenger
- Fabric C: Cotton, Era, Linen, Manhattan, Revive 1, Revive 2, Ruby
- Leather A: New Castle,
- Leather B: Crystal, Milano
- Leather C: Bellagio
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.