Jasper Morrison Designs Kali Chair To Fund African Orphanage

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This wooden chair by British designer Jasper Morrison was created for use in a Tanzanian orphanage and will be sold to fund the centre’s improvement.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

Comissioned by Swedish furniture brand Offecct, the Kali chair comprises a straightforward laminated wooden seat on leading of a wooden frame and round lathed legs. and is available with or with no upholstery on the seat and back.


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It was designed by Jasper Morrison for use in the initial of a series of buildings constructed at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

The cluster will ultimately incorporate an orphanage, a college, offices, and residences for young children and aid workers in the area.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

Morrison’s chair will also be sold internationally, with part of the income going straight to non-government organisation ECONEF and place towards the continued improvement of the orphanage.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

At the moment created in Sweden, the chair was developed utilizing tactics that make it attainable to bring production to northern Tanzania in the future – generating neighborhood work possibilities.

For this purpose, the sort of wood and upholstery used in its construction has been left open.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

“Kali was designed with a somewhat low technical aspect to let the possibility of it being developed locally later on,” stated Jasper Morrison. “The character of the chair is slightly educational with out getting boring, I hope, and necessarily created to have a lengthy life.”

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

The project is component of Offecct’s ongoing collaboration with ECONEF and marks the very first time the brand has worked with Morrison, whose previous designs include the iconic Air Chair – a lightweight stackable seat made from one piece of injection-moulded polypropylene.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

“We are quite pleased to be functioning with Jasper Morrison. He understands the significance of this project,” said Offecct CEO Kurt Tingdal.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

“We have supported ECONEF given that 2013 and by producing this chair we can contribute one thing that is physical, some thing that can be used straight away, besides providing monetary assistance.”

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

Based in both Sweden and Tanzania, ECONEF’s African branch is run by orphanage owner Caroline Nicholas.

Kali chair by Jasper Morrison for Offecct

Situated in Jua Kali, outside the city of Arusha, the organisation aims to increase the common of living for orphans in the region.

ECONEF orphanage in Jua Kali. Photograph by Petter AbrahamsenECONEF orphanage in Jua Kali. Photograph by Petter Abrahamsen

The Kali chair will be presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair from 3 to 7 February.

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