For more confined office corridors and commercial entryways, Stellar Works offers its iconoclastic Kite seating in a narrow armchair version. Conceived by architect-designer Oki Sato of Japanese studio Nendo, it's meant to take the place of uncomfortable benches often seen in busy lobbies and hallways. "The design takes up minimal space while offering the chair’s occupant a bit of calm and security," he says. Clad in an anodyne speckled grey upholstery, and produced by the Shanghai-based company, the Kite series includes additional options to suit the size of the space and degree of privacy desired.
- 35.3" h x 32" w x 20.4" d (90x81.3x51.8cm)
- 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.