For Good Form Less Is More

Soon after Kasper Salto started his career as a furniture designer, he happened to be on the set of a photo shoot. Relaxing during a break, he picked up a light filter and began scrunching the plastic to make various shapes. Intrigued, Salto realized the filter could be curved in two directions at once. After three months experimentation with wood in a workshop, the plastic filter inspired the Runner chair, a wood and steel classic that is already a best seller.

Salto, who has won five design awards for his chair, says his initial...

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