Koster is an outdoor dining collection that was designed to be put to the test. More than 50,000 repeats of monotonous static seat and backrest durability tests were conducted, followed by heavy load tests. Koster passed with flying colors.
At this point a standard chair for indoor use in peoples’ homes would have been ready for production. But we intend for Koster to not only be that, but to be for professional use in hotels and restaurants as well. So that means we made it endure even further testing, to meet professional demands and standards. Also, since it’s an outdoor chair, Koster needs to deal with the elements as well: rain, sunshine, snow, wind, freezing winter nights and hot summer days.
The final test was to put the Koster chair on the lawn and leave it there for eighteen months. This is not how people usually treat their garden furniture. We then inspected the chair. The UV-resistant rope had the exact same color, two winters and one summer later. The teak had turned a beautiful silver grey. And that’s how it will keep looking for many years to come. We designed the Koster collection for furniture connoisseurs who want a long-term investment in comfort and quality. And perhaps even to pass on to the kids one day.
Design: Studio Norrlandet