Founded by Switzerland-based industrial designer Simone Viola and American entrepreneur Joseph Boyraz and headquartered in Southern California, Laminimal makes furniture that effortlessly blends the minimalist character of Swiss design with the laid-back vibe of Los Angeles.
This combination is evident in the brand’s recently launched Stelo chair, a curved metal seat designed by Viola that exudes a stylish simplicity that would be at home in nearly any setting, from commercial and contract to residential and restaurant.
Stelo’s distinctive wide backrest is supported by a stem-like tube, the form of which is carried through to its wide-set slender legs. Its open-base design allows up to four chairs to be stacked and conveniently stored when not in use.
Multiple variants are available to accommodate many needs and preferences: A version with armrests makes for a cozy reading perch while a lounge chair option brings a relaxed attitude to living rooms and lobbies, and bar- and counter-height stools command attention with their stature.
Made from steel, all Stelo variants can be powder-coated in matte Pure White, matte Graphite Black or matte White Aluminum. Each model can be left unupholstered or feature a padded seat cushion upholstered in premium eco-leather in grey, cognac or graphite.