Molteni & C
01 product description
Alfa was born from the union of just two pieces: one is the back, which continues into the rear legs; the other is the seat that extends into the front legs. Both pieces are in composite material with added fibreglass. Alfa can also be covered with hide leather and soft-touch lacquered.
The SOFT-TOUCH finish is available in 7 different colours (chalk white, black, amber, red, orange, aubergine and platinum). It's a polyurethane finish whose final effect is a surface pleasant to the touch.
ICFF Award 2001
04 All Alfa Products
05 TagsArchitecture, Exhibitions, Hannes Wettstein Articles, Hannes Wettstein Products, Molteni & C Articles, Molteni & C Products, reference
06 Articles about Molteni & C and Hannes Wettstein
Why the office is what it is
Cell offices and cubicles are considered negative examples of office design. The era of what we would today regard as the human office started with the “Citizen Office”. Concepts such as the “Net'n'Nest” symbolize the attempt to combine networking and concentrated work. So will we in future work in a kind of adventure playground for adults?› To the article
He was always on the look-out for the archetype of an object
Ever since the death of its founder Studio Hannes Wettstein has been run by several managing directors. Alongside new projects, the focus is on looking after his estate. Meret Ernst spoke with Simon Husslein about this balancing act.› To the article
Viewing and evaluating
It is Hannes Wettstein's former desk that is attracting particular attention at the exhibition currently being held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule – ETH). The found objects and equipment on display there show the Swiss industrial designer, who died in 2008, to have been an inspired and inspiring person. It is definitely a good thing that all of the sum total of 347 projects he is recorded as having made have for the first time been extensively documented in an exhibition and catalog.› To the article