Capella – Kinnarps



The brief for Capella was to develop a new task chair that was easy to use and easy to adjust. This was made possible with the new mechanism, developed by Kinnarps. In this project we have implemented a completely new innovation – the floating armrest. This gives the user the freedom to move the armrest with very little effort, all while fully supporting the arm.

The base was developed to be light and neat, while still affording the possibility to use the footplate as a comfortable foot rest. When seated without shoes, the user can use the footrest’s structured surface to give tired feet a well deserved foot rub.

The overall design is focused on the core qualities of Scandinavian Design; timeless, simple, light and craftsmanship. These values are embodied by giving every detail the focus and attention it deserves to create a rich and solid seating experience.

The Capella chair was designed by us, in close cooperation with the excellent engineers and ergonomic experts at Kinnarps.