SLIM | Sled base chair
Sled base polypropylene chair
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.
Slim chair is a familyborn of the search for a universal and flexible seat that can blend with ease into different environments, from the office to the contract sector, and even private dwellings.
The shell is made with a mould that ensures high structural strength combined with thickness values reduced to the very minimum, and requires a minimal percentage of glass fibre reinforcement, making for optimal surface quality.
The versatility of slim chair is borne out by the wide range of finishes available to meet any need and any preference. The shell, made of single colour polypropylene, can be combined with different types of base, including four legs or a sled made of steel, and four legs in oak wood.
Yet again, the search for innovative materials and the functional testing program carried out by Alias define the stylistic language of the brand: the design of slim chair has a light quality and a strong personality to accompany the user’s day-to-day living.
The proportions, the details and the elegant design of the surfaces call to mind the bigger-sized sisters in the slim collection.