Kite Highback Chair: Narrow
To his resolutely individual Kite series, Nendo designer-architect Oki Sato adds a comfortable highback chair equipped with a minimally narrow seat. Suited to more confined office corridors and hospitality vestibules, the raised backrest version offers an oasis of privacy and a calming separation from any adjoining activity. Produced by Shanghai-based Stellar Works, the seating combines carefully shaped, individual upholstered components clad in a universally appealing specked grey textile, extending Kite's options to meet varied needs and interior dimensions.
- 49.1" h x 32" w x 22" d (124.7x81.3x55.9cm)
- Seat height: 21.1" (53.6cm)
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.