DESIGN BY NEULAND. PASTER & GELDMACHER, 2023
The first chair with a structure made of post-consumer recycled and recyclable plastic, Elephantino is the latest addition to the Elephant collection, a Kristalia bestseller designed by Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher. The polypropylene structure with armrests recalls that of the armchair, echoing the characteristic reinforced ribbing of the hide version, inspired by the backbone of an elephant. The closed structure can be fully or partially upholstered. Both versions are available with four legs, a wooden base, slide frame base, swivel trestle base or with castors, or with five spokes with castors. The chair with four legs or a slide frame base is also suitable for outdoor use: in this case, the structure can be provided with a hole for water drainage. Interesting shades, bright yet desaturated: a feature resulting from the special composition of the plastic.
Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher met when they were still students and set up their studio, immediately offering high-level industries an original and in-depth approach to design. Guided by a holistic design concept, in which “the whole is more than the sum of its parts”, their work involves a step-by-step process leading to the discovery and awareness of the very essence of a product. Culturally and professionally versatile, their background ranges from psychology to communication, from packaging and exhibition design to sports items, lamps and furnishings.