Neven Kovačić : Katriga

Traditional katriga wooden low stools re-interpreted by Croatian designer Neven Kovačić.

Katriga – a tripod with a backrest – is a characteristic sample of “vernacular” design in Dalmatia, Croatia. The expressive, functional and minimalistic construction of the chair has been determined by the lack of materials and tools available. The foundation of Katriga is a tripod, used as an extra chair in the household.

Less commonly found chairs with uniquely decorated and individually designed backrests were made over a longer period of time and served in honor of the author, the head of the household. They were usually placed beside the fire.

The newly designed Katriga has united wooden tripods and a backrest made of colourful metal tubes.

Photos © Neven Kovačić

+ Via Croatian Holiday Project 2012 and Stilsucht

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