Consciousness is our wealth
Katra is the latest chair of the Aparte studio. The design approach isbased on experiment between unique style and appropriate materials,which gave birth to a singular composition of fibers of ramie.
The use of compositematerials offers unique creative opportunities in the field offurniture design, especially in terms of shape, texture andinnovative use. However, the ecological and sanitary impactassociated with use of such materials remains problematic. Acomposite of natural origin was then essential and ramie introducedmost appropriate mechanical properties for the project. This fiber,from a variety of nettle, appears among the most resistant naturalfibers which possess more superior qualities than fiberglass.
The design isminimalistic, the lines of Katra highlight the intrinsic qualities ofthe material: strength, lightness, in a formal definition that onlycomposites can offer.