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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.


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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