A riding saddle served as inspiration for ‘Kya’, an award winning bar stool design by Neuland, Paster & Geldmache for German design brand Freifrau.
“You can sit on Kya normally, or you can sit on it like a saddle.” says Freifrau. “It therefore enables the user to change positions and to play around with the different possibilities. The individual leather sections are connected by means of plain but distinctive double stitching which gives the bar stool its characteristic saddle-look. The vibrancy of the material and the artisan workmanship involved in creating the stool give Kya its special charm.”
Kya was the recipient of a German Design Council Interior Innovation Award 2013.