The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
Aida, with its soft and graceful design, evokes the corolla of a flower. The arms open and curve outwards like petals. Simple geometrical forms make up what is a delicate yet strongly characterised ensemble. Again, with this design, Roberto Lazzeroni has created a familiar shape whose incisive style makes it new and modern.
Besides nature, the iconographic reference is 1950s furniture. Aida echoes the clean forms and the combination of fabric and leather typical of that period. In this refined oscillation between past and present, the armchair blends traditional production techniques with up-to-date materials and effects. Like traditional Poltrona Frau pieces, the seat, made in seasoned beechwood, is sprung with hand-tied steel biconical springs laid on jute belts. The frame of the back and the padding of the seat, in line with the very latest technology, are in moulded polyurethane foam.
The upholstery is embellished with a leather or grosgrain border. Alongside the version with Pelle® Frau leather on the outside and fabric on the inside, the armchair can also be completely covered with Pelle® Frau leather from the Color System, Nest, Heritage, Soul or Century. Aida is available in a fixed or revolving version. Its base is made of black painted wood fibre..
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||420 mm|
|Base finish||with base plate|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Height of armrests||615 mm|
shades of grey
shades of beige