• Fri. Sep 23rd, 2022

A flat-packed cafe chair is made up of only six parts

ByRandall B. Phelps

May 16, 2022

Flat-packed furniture, while convenient and durable for shipping purposes, is sometimes associated with poor quality and lack of design. This is not the case in the case of Pagodaa new series of chairs designed by the Shanghai-based company Stellar Works in collaboration with an American design studio BassamFellows. The design is inspired by the meeting of East and West with 19th century café chairs in Vienna and the café culture of the 1920s in Shanghai. The chair comes completely flat-packed with only six parts: a curved seat, a rounded back, and four legs.

pagoda chair

The pagoda is named for its cantilevered, upward-curving arms and back that pay homage to pagoda gates in Asia. The design has a sleek, modern form that is defined by the architectural back and angled legs. It is also available in a variety of finishes to suit different styles and spaces, including wood (oak or walnut), metal (polished anodized aluminum or gold) and a rattan or upholstered seat (leather or textile). ).

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

pagoda chair

For more information on the Pagoda Chair, visit stellarworks.com.

Photos by Alice Gao.

As a Lifestyle Editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She probably shares what she finds on Instagram Stories. You can also find it on vytranyang.com.