• Easy chairs
  • Offecct
  • 2011

The Pal easy chairs, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune, were created for Stockholm’s new luxury hotel, the Nobis Hotel. (An architectural project, also by Claesson Koivisto Rune.)

The Pal chairs uses the same seat-shell and leg support. But the shell has purposely been designed so it can be mounted in either of the two opposing positions thus creating two somewhat odd siblings to fit different spaces.

”When we began the design work we asked ourselves if it would be possible to construct a single chair, rather than develop several completely different chairs, that could fit into rooms of various sizes.” Says Eero Koivisto of Claesson Koivisto Rune.

”The inspiration behind the name Pal simply comes from the English word for a friend – or a pal.” Koivisto continues. ”When we saw the two versions next to each other, we realized that they reminded us of a nice couple or two very good friends who in a loving kind of way complement each other.”

The same pair of legs is used for both variants. Depending on where the legs are mounted, Pal can either be a larger and lower chair with a lounge character, or a smaller chair with a higher backrest. This option has only been achieved through a carefully developed seat that can be turned in two directions. Pal also has a decorative element in the seam that runs around the edge and which can be produced in different colours.