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JANUS et Cie Enchants with Katachi

A collection for lovers of craftsmanship and materials, JANUS et Cie’s new Katachi collection articulates its exceptional ergonomics with graceful curves that fit naturally to the human body.

  • JANUS et Cie Enchants with Katachi

  • JANUS et Cie Enchants with Katachi

  • JANUS et Cie Enchants with Katachi

  • JANUS et Cie Enchants with Katachi



BY

10 November, 2017


The latest collection to join JANUS et Cie’s 6,000-piece-strong catalogue of furniture, accessories and textiles is one that brand founder Janice Feldman and her in-house studio designers derived from enchanting notions. The collection of seating and occasional pieces is named Katachi – a Japanese concept that combines kata (meaning ‘form’) and chi (meaning ‘magic’).

Explains Feldman, “Katachi is a collection for lovers of craftsmanship and materials. The meticulous, involved construction yields graceful pieces that live up to the name: they are magical, ergonomic masterpieces. The signature curves came naturally when we considered form, or kata. How does the human body fit into a chair?”

In addition to the exceptional ergonomics, the forms begged for special finishes. Feldman and the design team add four new styles of JANUSfiber, each one a variegated, herringbone weave of colours that creates a subtle, yet enchanting effect.

The Katachi collection includes an armchair, low- and high-back lounge chairs, an ottoman, two- and three-seat sofas, and glass-top side and cocktail tables.


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