With the Kristalia BCN Barstool Wood provides the Italian furniture manufacturer Kristalia have realised the dashing BCN bar stool in a turned beech version. The impressively curved seat shell of Kristalia BCN, crafted from the high-tech plastic PBT, perfectly contrasts with the natural warmth of the wood - a contrast which is further reinforced by the way the colour of the seat shell is mirrored in and by the rubber feet. Whether as Kristalia BCN Wood or in the version with tubular steel frame, the BCN bar stool by designer duo Harry & Camila is a striking piece of furniture which makes no compromise in terms of function and which thus has become extremely popular worldwide and its striking curved seat shell has become an ever more familiar site in private kitchens and terraces as well as in all manner of public areas.
Industrial designer Harry van Hpj Ierssel was born in Holland in 1966, fashion designer Camila vega Faba in 1971 on Cuba. The pair met in 1994 at the Domus Academy in Milan, and not only went on to marry but established their own design studio in Milan in 1998. Since establishing their own studio Harry & Camila have established a strong international reputation and have undertaken projects with a number of international manufacturers, including Kristalia. In 2002 Harry & Camila moved to Barcelona where their interest in experimenting with materials and product types combined with the Mediterranean flair of the Catalan capital to result in the BCN product family, featuring in addition to the bar stools the BCN Side Table.
The designer duo Harry & Camilla are known for their innovative use of materials and manufacturing processes. In the case of the Kristalia BCN stool the designers experimented with PBT, a synthetic material normally used in the electronics industry but which thanks to its resilience is ideal for the complicated shape of the seat shells. For the BCN bar stool wood this cool, industrial plastic is contrasted by a beech wood frame available either natural or painted in colour of the shell. As with the BCN bar stool the BCN bar stool wood is only available in the kitchen version with a seat height of 64 cm. And as with all Kristalia furniture the BCN bar stool wood is created in context of Kristalia's aim of provding durable high-quality furniture created without any consideration of fashion or trends.
Since its establishment in 1994, the northern Italian furniture manufacturer Kristalia have realised numerous innovative designs; the company's chosen production processes are often unconventional and inspired fromother industries, including, for example, the automotive industry or the use of PBT. a material more commonly employed in electrical isolation. The first Kristalia Catalogue in 1995 established the company's intention of providing aesthetic, functional and high-quality furniture, embody by fresh, young design. This approach instantly attracted a discerning buying public, thus Kristalia quickly and successfully established itself as an ever more important international manufacturer, while through collaborations with designers such as Lucidi & Pevere, Neuland Industriedesign and Patrick Norguet Kristalia have developed several modern classics.