Calma • COQUETA
Woven wicker basket seat suspended from a stainless steel frame. These components are structurally strengthened by a buckled belt that spans the length of the chair, providing tension. Designed by Peter Sans. Calma edition.
W.94 x H.65 x D.96cm
Calma has rescued one of Spain’s great design classics for its collection.
Bestowed with a Gold Delta Award in 1988, the country’s most coveted design award, the Coqueta chair by Pete Sans is both a carefully balanced and a radical piece of design.
A milestone in the history of Spanish design, a basket-weave seat is suspended from its seamless stainless steel structure, all of which is held together with its most identifiable detail: a buckled belt which spans the length of the chair.
Pete Sans was born in Barcelona (1947) in the middle of a Catalan family linked to the artistic and intellectual circles of the city. Once he had finished his higher studies, he travelled to Germany with the purpose to perfectionate his training in the field of the industrial design.
He returned to Barcelona in 1971 to open a graphical design studio, and at the same time took over the control of the Gallery and School Nikon. Later on, he centers all his activities in the industrial design (he prefers to call it "industrial sculpture"), producing a good number of works, with a very personal style, full of originality and avantguardisme.
In 1988 he obtains the Golden Delta Award for the Coqueta chair. In 1990, this chair was selected, with 45 more products of the world, for the International of the State of Baden-Wurtenburg Award, which is granted to the five best products in the field of the industrial design.
Calma is an independent outdoor furniture firm established in 2008 that truly believes in the responsible and conscious design.
The sun, the Mediterranean Sea, the northern wind Tramontana and the natural coastal orography are the main ingredients of its emplacement. The devotion towards the surrounding landscapes, the regional historical culture and heritage, the trust towards local craftsmanship and local people’s character are its biggest inspiration.
The production of Calma's designs are entrusted to local craftsmen with wide knowledge and expertise about traditional manufacturing methods. Behind the brand there is a multidisciplinary team of professionals united by the design and faithfully committed towards simplicity, comfort and aesthetics.
Calma's vision relies on designing responsibly and on the creation of original, timeless and unique outdoor furniture collections.