The whole is greater then the sum of it’s parts? The Keystone project began as an investigation into just that, where loose autonomous objects create balance, which is created through the underlying relationship of the separate elements.
These parts associate with the three basic elements of a roman bridge; the spanners, the elemental building blocks, and the keystone. Our abstracted and reassembled versions of these three elements lead to the Keystone chair, a chair where there are no physical connections. Originally made from concrete (backrest), rubber (keystone element) and ceramics (sit surface). Only it’s shear weight is what holds the whole together. By using each other’s strengths, an independent structure is formed.
This version of the Keystone chair is upholstered with textiles from Kvadrat / Raf Simons collection, but also available in the Hallingdal collection from Kvadrat.