CALA, a seat that marks the beginning of the collaboration with designer Martin Ballendat


Stackable, functional, eco-sustainable, high-tech: it is CALA, chair with transparent seat and backrest, the brainchild of Martin Ballendat.  The multi-award-winning German designer known internationally for his design versatility – he has designed products not only for the office environment, but also for living environments and accessories – in his first collaboration with DIEMMEBI, manufacturer in the community world since 1983, he employs all his eclecticism to give life to a true innovation. A project presented at the latest edition of Interzum in May, the biennial trade fair dedicated to the furniture and interior design sector.

Seat available in different colours in the macro-families CALA (with 4-leg frame) and CALA Cantilever: it stands out for its highly stackable reticular structure, which makes it the ideal product, a true must-have, of the office environment. But it will still be highly appreciated for its aesthetics and uniqueness in every contract and hospitality context. Minimalism, comfort, and functionality unite Ballendat and the Venetian brand: a winning partnership, which aims for the exclusivity of the product, with distribution in a tailor-made formula for the industry, that is, only some selected manufacturers will handle the sale of the product. CALA best interprets a minimalistic and captivating style, linear yet attractive, with an eye to the future and environmentally friendly, composed of entirely recyclable materials.

Technical desccription

The unique feature of the stacking chair CALA is the extraordinary transparent technical design of seat and back-rest, manufactured using injection moulded plastic with a cross-linked structure. The moulded part receives its interesting lattice design by the crossing of the two halves of the open-and-shut tool. This reinforcement of the structure is used in order to embed the tubing of the frame, so when stacking the chair there are no tubes that protrude out.