Key facts

Product:
hydrochair 461
Family:
hydrochair
Manufacturer:
Alias
Designer:
Alberto Meda
Architonic ID:
1139976
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2011
Groups:
Seating/seating syst...-Multipurpose chairs
Seating/seating systems-Canteen chairs
Multipurpose-Multipurpose chairs
Gastronomy-Canteen chairs

Product family

Concept

The concept: to experiment with hydro-formed aluminium in the field of design, exploring new applications for the exceptional lightness and strength of the material, normally used in the sports industry to produce extreme competition bicycles. Hydrochair.
A seat that manages to be both sturdy and delicately refined. The sophisticated hydroforming process allows for continual variations in the aluminium cross-sections, greatly reducing use of material. The most innovative aspect of hydrochair lies in its combination of hydro-formed and pressure-cast aluminium; a technological hybrid that maximizes properties of lightness and strength. These aesthetic and physical characteristics are fundamental to a chair that lends itself to being frequently moved about and stacked.