Inspired by the ancient art of origami
When objects are born playing, they always have something extra. A freshness, a spontaneity, that certain something. Playing with a piece of paper, folding it according to the principles of origami, Mario Ferrarini has created a stool of extreme originality and versatility, which elegantly expands the Lapalma collection.
KAMI, Japanese for 'sheet of paper', is a form of pure seduction that combines fantasy and functionality, softness, resistance and comfort.
The raw material is plywood that meekly follows the lines of the design and its three-dimensional realization.
The opening in the centre, which during moulding allows for the folding and counter-folding of the seat and legs, becomes a comfortable grip and emphasizes the welcoming 'cradle' profile.
Easily stackable, KAMI follows us everywhere like a notebook in which to jot down moments of relaxation and creativity every day.
<p>Mario Ferrarini was born in Como, Italy, in 1978. Graduated in Industrial Design at the Polytechnic of Milan he began practicing as a consultant for a number of renowned design studios until founding his eponymous studio in 2007, working alongside international companies on different projects ranging industrial products supporting leading companies such as Antoniolupi, Atlas Concorde, Bitossi, Castelli, Crassevig, Davis furniture, Desalto, de Sede, Ethimo, Franke, Jacuzzi, La Palma, Ligne Roset, Living Divani, Poltrona Frau, Potocco, Viccarbe, Wendelbo and others. The studio works alongside companies to create unusual products that are timeless and transcend passing trends, targeted finding long-lasting solutions for clients with production aimed towards a large consumer market with recognizable solutions and acclaimed distinguishing features.</p>