Alias revisits a key archive venture by Pio ManzÃ¹, the sensible protagonist of Italian vehicle design in the course of the sixties. The thought materialized on the GAMeC of Bergamo the place the archives of Pio ManzÃ¹´s work are saved. The eye was drawn to a prototype chair clearly taking its inspiration from the car business. The re-version started to take type and eventually attain its completion. The choice was made to combine a footrest on a 4-star base, designed to be wholly coherent with the design and proportions of the chair.
This journey of tradition and design has given Alias the chance to find a deeprooted affinity with the historic determine of Pio ManzÃ¹. One of many first designers to have conceived the person-machine relationship past mere perform, contemplating points of security and nicely-being, ManzÃ¹´s uncompromising strategy to design and his familiarity with know-how made him a real pioneer within the sphere of ergonomics. Equally to an ottoman, the chair is made up of a supporting construction in dense polyurethane co-shaped with polyurethane foam. The bottom is forged aluminium, polished and enameled in numerous colors. Each items are introduced in a chic leather-based upholstery with a selection of a number of shades. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Elisabetta Bilei]