The Phila Chair by KALA Studios

The Phila Chair by KALA Studios

Kristen Lubbe
Jan 20, 2010

Philadelphia is an extremely inspirational city and the plethora of juxtaposition is just one aspect. Old and new live side by side and it's great when designers from other cities visit and focus their new Philadelphia inspirations into their designs.

The Phila Chair was designed by Kaleo Kala of KALA Studios; a designer based in Washington, DC. The design of the Phila chair is based on the time the designer spent in Philadelphia.

The Phila Chair is meant to be a blend of classic, sophisticated and modern — much like Philadelphia itself. The dark, rich stain can be seen in many Philadelphia homes whether they're traditional, or a modern renovation. The square shape of the arms and legs is characteristic of the many warehouses turned loft living in the city. Large, open plan spaces that occupy much of the Fishtown and Northern Liberty areas.

KALA Studios also designed a few other pieces for their Philadelphia Collection &mdash Strapped: a book end table and Wrapped: an entry way or sofa table that has been stripped down to its bare essentials.

Do you think the Phila Chair is a good representation of Philadelphia?

Via: Design-Milk

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