Kola is aesthetically and weight wise a light chair making it fit both public and private modern interiors. Kola Light Wood is the newest member of the growing Kola family. The combination of warm materials reflects the current interior spirit. The seat, manufactured of 100% recyclable polyester felt, is part of the supporting construction. It has also great acoustic absorption capacities. The felt seat can easily be renewed which gives the chair a longer life cycle and accordingly it leaves a smaller ecological footprint.
The upholstered cushion gives extra comfort and allows the use of playful colours. Fire resistant according to EN 1021-1 and EN 1021-2. Easy to clean. Kola family includes an easy chair, a rocking chair, a meeting or dining chair with different leg options and a stacking small chair with or without armrests, or with a crossleg for meeting applications. Recently Kola was awarded with an important design prize – “red dot award: product design 2012” and the internationally recognized GOOD DESIGN Award in 2010 (admitted by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies).
Mikko Laakkonen was born in Espoo in 1974. After graduating as a musical instrument maker, he studied furniture design at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, and later received his Masters degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. After working in design and architecture firms for several years, Mikko founded Studio Mikko Laakkonen in 2004. Mikko’s designs have been on display in several exhibitions around Europe, the United States and Japan. He has been awarded the Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award (2010) and the Young Designer of the Year prize (2009). Today Mikko Laakkonen cooperates with several Finnish and international companies.