The NAP chair is a reflection of Kasper Salto's approach to design. He says "For me design is about relevance. To always create a product that has relevance towards its user's. For me the NAP chair is all about being able to sit well in as many positions as possible. The name NAP is an abbreviation of the three key sitting positions; Normal, Active and Passive – because sitting is in fact a constant movement."
The shell has a high gloss back, and the front has a matt finish with ripples to emphasize the geometry of the chair. The chair is also available with seat upholstery which can be mounted upon delivery or purchased separately. The base is available in chromed steel or powder coated in colours matching the shell. The wooden legs are made of natural oak veneer.
- Seat height: 45 cm / 17.7 inch
- Total height: 77 cm / 30.3 inch
- Width (no arms): 54 cm / 21.3 inch
- Width (with arms): 62 cm / 24.4 inch
- Depth: 51 cm / 20 inch
- Please contact us if you wish to order accessories for this chair, such as linking devices and transport dollies.
Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Piet Hein, Vico Magistretti, Burkhard Vogtherr, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.
Their design philosophy inspires the creation of new, simple, sculptural and original furniture that is timeless and relevant in time. This furniture is for modern city dwellers and international businesses with a confident taste for elegance and underplayed luxury and the desire to strengthen their identity and image. People who wish to make a statement, which is entirely their own.
Fritz Hansen NAP Chair Designed by:
- Kasper Salto , 2010
Kasper Salto was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1967. He graduated as a cabinetmaker in 1988. In 1994 he graduated Danish Design School. He worked for designer Rud Thygesen, a famous Danish furniture designer. In 1997, he designed the Runner chair for Peter Stærk who made the chair famous in Denmark and around the world. Salto works Fritz Hansen, Onecollection and Stærk design.
Salto has received a number of design awards for his work, the The Furniture Prize 2003, Engelhardts Mindelegat Prize in 2005, and most recently, The Finn Juhl Prize in 2010.