Stratum Chair, 2016
This is a chair. It was designed by Ammar Kalo. It is dated 2016 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is laminated and cnc milled baltic birch plywood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The Stratum Chair's concept and appearance were driven by desires to “express materiality” and to take advantage of new fabrication technologies. Designer Ammar Kalo laminated plywood and CNC milled a complex path of undulating lines that emphasize the wood’s grain structure. The surface of the chair appears as a topographical map. In the history of furniture design, calling attention to grain patterning has gone in and out of style. From Biedermeier and the painted chests of late nineteenth-century Vermont to the stained seats of the DCW series by Charles and Ray Eames, furniture makers have embraced the visual impact of figured wood. This chair is composed of two interlocking parts that form a three-legged stance. When folded, the volume of the chair is reduced by half.
This object was
It is credited
Courtesy of Ammar Kalo.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 75 × 53 × 86 cm (29 1/2 × 20 7/8 × 33 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Stratum Chair, 2016; Designed by Ammar Kalo (Canadian, b. 1985); laminated and cnc milled baltic birch plywood; H x W x D: 75 × 53 × 86 cm (29 1/2 × 20 7/8 × 33 7/8 in.); Courtesy of Ammar Kalo; 2016-26-1
How the Ammar Kalo Stratum chair is made.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.