November 2, 2020 – Contrary to the first impression and the sound of it, Neisako is not a Japanese brand or a variety of sushi. It is a Croatian design brand made of two creative people – namely – Sanja and Neven Kovačić who have developed an innovative reclining chair by the name Kontrapunkt, which was launched a few days ago in the already famous furniture shop/brand – Prostoria.
Kontrapunkt is an elegant minimalist armchair that easily transforms into a chaise longue and can be found in Prostoria’s flagship stores in Split, Zagreb and Rijeka. With Kontrapunkt, one actually gets two equally valuable and supremely comfortable pieces of furniture in one product, as an ideal solution for all those who admire comfort and good design.
While Kontrapunkt was designed by Neisako (Neven & Sanja Kovačić) a very demanding process of its technical development was in the hands of Prostoria’s engineering team and craftsmen. By joining two functions in a single object characterized by compact proportions and visual balance, the Kontrapukt armchair-chaise longue is an ideal space-saving solution for any interior and a smart alternative to regular bulky recliners.
It took two years to develop it – since the main goal was to achieve a harmonious transformation from one typological function into another, without the use of any electrical mechanisms: the end result was successful transformation that is designed so that the armchair turns into a chaise longue simply by raising the armrest.
The name Kontrapunkt takes its origin from music and means “two opposite points”. This resonates with its design as it denotes the principle of composition in which two parallel melodies merge into one harmonious whole. Kontrapunkt is a product that reflects skills, knowledge and high technology that Prostoria has been developing for 9 years in its factory located in Hrvatsko Zagorje.
Creating comfort has become the central domain of Prostoria’s expertise, so that Kontrapunkt, in addition to functionality, also provides the user with an almost hedonistic resting experience thanks to its excellent ergonomics, elasticity of construction materials and masterful manufacturing of upholstered furniture.
So, it seems that except for great food, superior athletes, sun&sea, and, of course – wines – Croatia has interesting design ideas to offer to the world. We’ll be following closely!
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