Aline - 230 range by Wilkhahn

Aline - 230 range

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Designer Andreas Störiko
Launched in 2005/2006
Architonic id 1033473

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On the tenth anniversary of skid-base chair Aline, Wilkhahn’s presenting a new addition to the family. The seat and back frames of the new Aline-S series are covered with elastic membranes instead of transparent fabric. They are very comfortable, easy to clean and give the chair a striking look.

Finely grained membranes made of through-dyed, slatted pure polyamide were developed to cover the seat and backrest frame on Aline-S. The slats follow the characteristic curve of the back of the seat frame. They help keep bodies cool and comfortable due to different levels of elasticity in parts of the seat and backrest. The membranes are very high quality, pleasant to touch and easy to clean. What’s more they’re simple to replace should the necessity arise after years of use. Therefore, Aline-S is the ideal choice for setting s where style, practical handling and low maintenance are equally important factors. It’s excellent for canteens and cafés, salesrooms, public lobbies or multipurpose spaces.

In its basic, stackable design, the Aline-S series is available with unbreakable, glass fibre-reinforced seat and back frames, through-dyed, black or white polyamide membranes and with or without armrests. If dashes of colour are required, the chair can also come with a polypropylene seat shell and cut-foam cushioning. The seat covers are then chosen from the diverse Wilkhahn fabric collection. Aline-S can be precisely stacked with a maximum of 15 on the floor and up to 20 on an appropriate stacking trolley. The inline connectors are ingeniously simple ways of affixing the chairs in rows.

With the 230 product family, Wilkhahn sets a new standard for furnishing areas where professional handling is as important as convincing aesthetics. Multi-purpose chair or counter height stool, visitor or office swivel chair, low, high or cafeteria tables or also a variably configurable bench – the 230 range combines minimum material input, maximum transparency and inspired functionality to create an ambience that is loose and light, while remaining distinctive.

The skid-base chair is the heart of the 230 product family. It marks the synthesis of design, innovation and quality within a concept that is both coherent and innovative: cantilever seat and back frames in high-performance polyamide and a graceful skid-base frame in bright chromium-plated steel rod form a stable structural grid with slender material cross sections and low weight. The resilient, colour-matched covering adapts to the widest variety of differing body dimensions, and permanent ventilation for the body contact ensures a pleasant and relaxed sitting experience.

The ingenious feature is the elegant design of the seat frame using the “principle of interlocking rails”: the self-engaging, stackable seat frame allows neat, extremely compact storage, while protecting the fabric, membrane-like upholstery.
The 230 range chair is therefore an ideal multi-purpose chair that fulfils the following performance requirements:
• It can stand alone, be casually grouped or used as concourse seating.
• It is suitable for both short and long periods of sitting.
• It combines a high degree of standardization with wide scope of application.
• Low weight and robust materials reduce operating costs.



Designer: Andreas Störiko

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