Last year Woodbender was inspired to bring you the Malmo after noticing that low backrest seating was becoming increasingly popular. In 2018 they’ve adapted the Malmo and are now proud to offer you the Cala.

The Cala is similar in shape to the Malmo but does not have a solid backrest. This design feature encourages flow in the room, as the perceived transparency of the chair assists the eye in moving freely from one end of the space to the next. Seating with a fully upholstered backrest or solid wood backrest certainly has its place in an appropriate setting, but if you’re going for a more minimalist approach or are short on space, then a chair like the Cala is ideal. Another benefit of not having an upholstered backrest, is that the fabric requirement is much less fabric than other upholstered options.

The Cala’s distinct round edges and curved backrest make it an incredibly comfortable addition to any table. These features, combined with the low height of the backrest, mean that one can comfortably rest their arm on it while chatting to the person next to them – a relaxed style of dining and social interaction are encouraged.

Although it is a versatile chair in every sense of the word, it’s hard not to picture the Cala in a contemporary open-plan dining space where clean lines and simplistic silhouettes form part of the design aesthetic. Whether this be in a private home or in a hospitality setting, this comfortable chair is easy to move about and will no doubt be a welcome addition to any table it finds itself at.


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