Technological Wood by Alias

The new projects by Alfredo Häberli, Atelier Oï and Michele De Lucchi

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23/04/2019 - The focus of the new Alias collection is on technological wood. From the very start, Alias has been engaged in material research, adopting a design approach designed to exalt the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the materials. Aluminium has always been a key material for Alias, and over time other materials have gained a leading role.
This year, Alias explores wood, which is interpreted by three great designers. The seat designed by Häberli uses wood and composites, enabling a flat but elastic structure to deform into a 3-D shell. Multilayer wood strips generate an elastic and ergonomically designed frame in the sofa by Atelier Oï. The solid wood sculpted by the expert hand of Michele De Lucchi has produced an archetypal sofa. These projects help us underscore how the company DNA transcends types and materials and finds expression in the design and experimentation approach that is the hallmark of Alias products.” says Andrea Sanguineti, Alias brand manager and design director.
In the field of technological wood, Alias displays time, the armchair designed by Alfredo Häberli. The principle underlying this project is based on the transformation of a simple two-dimensional sheet, consisting of a sandwich of wood and glass composites, into a comfortable and enveloping three-dimensional seat shell.
The wood used in “e la nave va”, the project styled by Atelier Oï, is the result of extensive studies and a constructivist approach. The structure of the sofa consists of a system of visible slats drawing inspiration from the hulls of wooden vessels, and elastic ribs supporting the cushions, which are anchored to two wooden rails suspended on stylish aluminium feet.
Michele De Lucchi’s trigono also showcases the potential of technological wood, with a structure rested on two lateral stands in solid wood, a central beam, and a system of belts supporting the cushions.


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