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Kaskad

Armchair

Design Björn Dahlström

The award-winning Kaskad armchair was inspired by the movement of water surging over rapids. Crafted from ribbons of curved steel attached to a contouring frame, the chair’s fluid form and flowing lines recalls shapes commonly used in contemporary art more than in industrial design. The Armchair is maintenance-free, ergonomic and stackable. The armchair, which was launched by Nola in 2011, has been awarded over the years with prizes such as the Swedish Design S Award and the Red Dot Design Award Winner.

Certification

Awards

77,5cm
70cm
88cm

Dimensions and weight

Width: 70 cm
Height: 88 cm
Sitting height: 43,5 cm
Depth: 77,5 cm
Vikt: 12,5 kg

Individual dimensions
Bent steel wire: Ø 8 and Ø 12 mm

Product numbers and combinations

U11-82Kaskad armchair, powder-coated in fine structure paint, fitted with floor protectors
U11-84Kaskad seat cushion for armchair in black
B11-06Startup cost for powder coating steel in a color other than standard
U11-86Stainless steel fasteners, powder-coated

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Metal surface finish

Powder coated in fine structure.
S for black RAL 9005.
V for white RAL 9010.
G for yellow RAL 1016.
C for any color of steel, at an additional cost.

Standard colours

RAL 9005
RAL 9010
RAL 1016

Materials and surface treatments

Steel

Nola uses high-quality steel with good strength in our products. Steel rusts if left untreated and must therefore be surface treated. This is done through electro-galvanization and powder coating, hot-dip galvanizing, or application of a zinc powder primer.

Electrogalvanized

Electrogalvanizing (also known as zinc plating) provides corrosion protection through the sacrifice of zinc ions. It is created via a zinc coating on the steel using an electric current.

Powder coating

Powder coating is a coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint, powder coating is usually applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. The result is an even, hard-wearing coloured surface with the desired gloss level.

Assembly and placement

Freestanding

Freestanding product that is placed directly on the ground.

Fully assembled.

Maintenance

Powdercoated steel

Products that are electro-galvanized and powder-coated can be touch-up painted with alkyd paint.

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Versions

Available in standard colours black RAL 9005, white RAL 9010 and yellow RAL 1016.

Character

Crafted from ribbons of curved steel attached to a contouring frame, the Kaskad armchair captures the movement of water surging over rapids.

Kaskad

Armchair

Design Björn Dahlström

The award-winning Kaskad armchair was inspired by the movement of water surging over rapids. Crafted from ribbons of curved steel attached to a contouring frame, the chair’s fluid form and flowing lines recalls shapes commonly used in contemporary art more than in industrial design. The Armchair is maintenance-free, ergonomic and stackable. The armchair, which was launched by Nola in 2011, has been awarded over the years with prizes such as the Swedish Design S Award and the Red Dot Design Award Winner.

Certification

Awards

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Designers

Björn Dahlström

Björn Dahlström is a Swedish designer and industrial designer. He started his company in 1982 concentrating on graphic design for big Swedish clients. Today he is a well established designer with a wide range of products such as furniture, bicycles, carpets, cookware and toys.

Dahlström has received a number of Awards and prizes during the years, both nationally and internationally, including several Excellent Swedish Design (Utikkert Svensk Form / Design S), Design Plus Prize and Red Dot Design Award. He is represented in various museums around the world, including the national Museum for Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, The Museum of Design & Craft (The Röhsska Museum) in Gothenburg and Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Dahlström has been a professor at the University of Arts (Konstfack), and taught at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm. Björn Dahlström lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.