The British design consultancy PearsonLloyd, consisting of two successful designers known for their extremely elegant trait, have signed the slim office seating collection for Alias.
This product family is perfectly aligned with the design philosophy of the Bergamo-based company, keen to extend its office furniture catalogue, while confirming its specifically focused research within the field of design Made in Italy.
Finely drawn and sleek lines, slender profiles and upholstering with soft extended edges which, on the back and lower elements, link up with the backrest presented in various materials: These are the characterizing elements of the entire collection.
The family is composed of three different types of chair.
The functional chairs - slim task - are fitted with a Donati weight-sensitive synch mechanism, which guarantees elevated comfort since it allows the synchronized movement of seat and backrest: the tension of the backrest angle depends on the user’s weight.
The bare bones of the mechanism have been used to keep thicknesses to a minimum: the resulting chair is extremely slim and elegant, as well as being highly comfortable thanks to its polyurethane padding and inner elastic structure. As is the case with bicycle design, simplicity and harmony between the mechanical and aesthetic components are successfully achieved.
The ultra-flat Donati mechanism is concealed by a carter consisting of three elements and two-buttons: one to block the backrest angle and another to adjust piston height.
The chair - in moulded polyurethane with a metal structure - and the backrest are separated by a net division, yet visually with a continuous line.
The backrest is of a clean-cut, extremely tapered shape which gives it a finished look, almost detached from the seat.
The seat and front side of the backrest are upholstered in fabrics by Kvadrat® and Camira® or in PELLE FRAU® Color System (SC) leather while the back may be supplied in plastic material lacquered in various colours.
The task chairs comply with UNI 1335C standards, relating to ergonomic principles and minimal functional requirements for office chairs.
The slim conference chairs, which lend themselves to various uses, are presented in the version with a fixed seat or fitted with a harmonious oscillating mechanism complete with lever enabling blockage and height adjustment.
The seat and backrest are produced in one single piece. The polyurethane foam shell with its internal structure in metal carpentry work for extra comfort, is being presented in three sizes, with a low, medium or high backrest.
The front surface of the shell may be upholstered in fabrics by Kvadrat® and Camira® or in PELLE FRAU® Color System (SC) leather; likewise for the back which may also be supplied, however, in a compact material lacquered in various colours.
The slim conference chairs may be fitted with a 70 cm diameter 4-star base with fixed glides or a 5-star base with castors. The piston excursion is 12 cm.
To complete the collection Alias presents, slim lounge: two comfortable chairs with a light shell in an uninterrupted line, supported by an 85 cm diameter 4-star base, fitted with auto-return to ensure perfect alignment between seat and base.
Ideal for waiting or relaxing, the lounge low is available with a low backrest and spacious seat while the lounge high model comes with a high backrest and a more embracing seat.
Slim lounge is presented with the front surface of the shell upholstered in fabrics by Kvadrat® and Camira® or in PELLE FRAU®Color System (SC) leather, and the back of the shell lacquer-finished in tone or in a compact material lacquered in a choice of colours.
All the chairs belonging to the slim collection, apart from the lounge low model, may be fitted with aluminium armrests in one of two different models: in the classical T shape or that of a Y, both to match the finish of the base (polished, chromed or stove enamelled in various colours).
A most refined and innovative option conferring even more character to the collection.
Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd have therefore designed a highly contemporary collection, defined by elements of extreme formal lightness and elevated comfort, with the intent to offer architects an ideal and versatile project to satisfy all requirements, no matter how specific.
Chair with soft castors, height adjustable and 5-star swivel base with tilt mechanism (or fixed). Structure made of die cast aluminium stove enamelled, polished or chromed. Seat shell made of printed polyurethane and metal frame, with back side made of plastic material, lacquered or covered with camira® or kvadrat® fabric or leather pelle frau®.