Strala is a fascinating design firm with a difficult-to-decipher mission statement involving art, poetics and pure forms – perhaps as hard to understand as the monstrous-yet-moving chair shown above. As this chair and their own introduction suggest, however, they have become more playful and postmodern in their approach to object and furniture design over time.
Other chairs they have worked on show a creative but coherent revisitation of styles and designs of the past – balanced with a view toward contemporary trends and new materials.
Beyond chairs, Strala has begun material experimentations that take conventional products from atypical sources – such as concrete and rebar normally used in construction – and reapplied them in unconventional and curious ways.