Akademia Armrest

Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela, 2022


Designed by Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela, also known as duo Kaksikko, the Akademia Armrest chair combines a classic, straight frame with a softly curved seat, backrest and armrests. The chair was originally the result of Master’s Thesis work at Aalto University by a member of the Kaksikko team; Wesley Walters. It is a fascinating combination of different cultures – simplistic Shaker style, Japanese design traditions, and Finnish craftsmanship heritage. The chair is made of sustainably grown ash or oak and molded plywood. It functions as a dining chair, meeting chair, or visitor’s chair in various surroundings, blending gracefully into different interior styles.

  • Dining chair
  • Solid wood frame available in ash, oak natural, or light oak
  • Available with or without seat upholstery
  • Seat upholstery available in a range of fabrics and leathers
  • Also available in COM paint color (minimum 20 pcs) 
  • 23.6"w 18.5"d 31.9"h 18.1"sh
  • Made in Finland by Nikari