|Product type||Multi-purpose chair|
|Dimensions||H 85 x W 64 x D 62 cm
Seat height 46 cm
|Material||Seat made of polyurethane
Feet with felt pads
|Variants||Frame optionally available as chrome plated, brushed steel or painted in the colour of the seat shell|
|Function & properties||The version with lacquered base is suitable for outdoor use.|
|Care||For cleaning of plastic, please use a soft, damp cloth with no rough surface. Subsequent careful drying is recommended.|
|Awards & museum||The Best of Best Winners of the Interior Innovation Award 2012|
|Accessories||Elephant cushion separately available|
|Product family||Elephant Collection
|Product datasheet||Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 1,3 MB).
The fresh, young design of the Kristalia Elephant chair has already proved a remarkable success. Created in 2010 this new interpretation of the classic shell chair by the Munich based Neuland Industriedesign has been awarded the "The Best of Best Winners of the Interior Innovation Award 2012". An all-purpose chair featuring a plastic seat shell sitting on a steel frame and available in a range colours the seat shell of is formally reminiscent of the backbone of an elephant: this explains not only the name of the chair, but also the gentle organic momentum of the seat over the backrest and armrest. In addition to the Kristalia Elephant Tube smow also supply the Elephant Wood and Elephant Sledge and all chairs which - whether in the home or in public areas - also have the makings of a modern classics. This Elephant Sledge is, just as with the Elephant Tube, suitable for outdoor use
Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher met while studying in Munich and established Studio Neuland Industriedesign in the Bavarian capital in 1999. Their joint work reflects their belief that products reflect a philosophy of life. Consequently Neuland Industriedesign try to respond with new aesthetic formulations to changing values - less out of interest in new trends, but rather from a desire to create functional design for the current age. Whereas originally Neuland Industriedesign work on classic industrial design products, since 2005 the studio's focus has been furniture design and the pair have established an enviable portfolio with international partners such as Kristalia, Nils Holger Moormann, MDF Italia and Interlübke. For Kristalia in addition to the Elephant Chair Neuland Industriedesign have also developed the Sharky chair. For their work Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher have been awarded numerous prizes including the Compasso d'Oro.
Kristalia produces the seat of the all-purpose chair Elephant Tube from injection-moulded, rigid polyurethane, a durable, lightweight material that is insulating and whose excellent smoothness makes its especially useful for large-sized objects. The Elephant Tube in a range of eye-catching colours, the frame is available in either a chrome plated, brushed chrome or painted version, the latter of which is also suitable for outdoor use. As with the other Elephant chairs, the Elephant Wood and Elephant Sledge, Kristalia produce the Elephant Tubein accordance with the company's philosophy on sustainability, and thus not only rely on renewable and recyclable materials but also on a design that ensures the objects can, and will, be passed on to the next generation.
Established in 1994 in northern Italy the furniture manufacturer Kristalia are following in the in the grand tradition of Italian furniture design. Focussing on attracting young, innovative designs that combine sophisticated aesthetics and formal minimalism Kristalia are particularly inspired by manufacturing techniques traditionally used in other industries, such as, for example, the automotive industry, as well as on the use of new materials. Polyurethane, for example, is most commonly used in medical equipment, but is ideally suited for the Kristalia Elephant Tube. This modern outlook has helped Kristalia establish a reputation for their high degree of creativity and has helped them establish a portfolio of imaginative products.