• Kenny armchair – Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay for Moroso

    Selvedge armchair - Design Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay by Studio Raw Edges for Kvadrat // © Raw Edges


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    Proposed last year under the name Selvedge in the framework of Kvadrat’s excellent Hallingdal 65 exhibition in Milan (On this topic read our article on the Nanna bench by François Mangeol), the enveloping armchair created by the duo composed of Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay is nowadays edited by Italian company Moroso under the name Kenny.

    Its design is somewhat of a technical prowess in itself since the volumes of the Kenny armchair are made from a single strip of folded fabric. It reveals the intrinsic resistance qualities of Hallingdal 65, Kvadrat’s iconic fabric made with threads of different colours, woven perpendicularly to each other.

    After Deskbox for Arcos, the minimalistic desk which was one of Yookô’s big favourites in 2012, the Kenny armchair is proof yet again that Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay have a big future ahead of them…

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