Key facts

Product:
Aïku soft
Family:
Aïku
Manufacturer:
MDF Italia >
Designer:
Studio Massaud >
Architonic ID:
1521476
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2018
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >

Product description

Padded shell
Injection moulded polypropylene body, cold moulded padding shaped and applied on the load-bearing piece.
The cover is not removable and covers the armchair completely.

Optional accessories
• Padded cushion made in polyurethane and polyester wadding with removable cover.
• Injection moulded under-seat for better stacking.


(*) Note: the AIKU SOFT version is not stackable unless the specific “stacking under-seat” is used.
This accessory can be applied on all bases of the range (excluding the wooden base) and allows for the weight of a maximum number of 4 chairs.

The AIKU SOFT version with padded cushion cannot be stacked.

Bases for padded shell
- 4-legged round-shaped base in steel tube, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated;
- sled base in steel wire, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated;
- sled base in steel wire with armrests, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated;
- sled base in steel wire with armrests and table, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated. HPL 10mm thick table arm available in matt white or matt black;
- 4-legged tapered base with injection-moulded tube in rectangular section, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or bright black chrome, nickel chrome, gold and pink gold.
- 4-legged base in solid oak with a natural, bleached or brown finish.

Versions with 4-legged round-shaped base, sled bases and 4-legged tapered base are stackable. (*).


Accessories for AÏKU and AÏKU SOFT:
• Trolley:
aluminium grey epoxy painted steel frame, with pirouetting castors matching the frame; maximum capacity 15 pieces. For specifications and sizes, see page 14 of the pricelist.
• Hook for Sled base:
dedicated hooking system for seat alignment, made of stiff PA6 plastic, in the colours white and black. For specifications and sizes, see page 15 of the pricelist.
• Hook for 4-legged base:
dedicated hooking system for seat alignment, made of stiff PA6 plastic, in the colours white and black. For specifications and sizes, see page 15 of the pricelist.
• Place marker:
dedicated numbering system with magnet hook, in stiff PA6 plastic, in the colours white and black. For 4-legged round-shaped base and sled base. For number definition, lead time and feasibility, please contact our Sales Department. For specifications and sizes, see page 15 of the pricelist.
• Padded Pad:
Thermoformed cushion, size 47.8 x 43.5 cm, 1.5 cm thick, with BS flame-retardant polyurethane padding and combined with welded fabric; non-slip PES-PU coat underneath. This technical manufacturing detail enhances both graphics and padding with a 3D effect, ensuring quality and a long lasting product. Considering the special features, the cover is not removable.
Cushion available with LONDRA fabric cover in the colours white col. 01 and black
col. 07. For fabric specifications, see the technical section on page 41.
Package contains 2 pieces.

Product family

Concept

AÏKU comes from the Japanese word “haiku” and it means a short poem generally composed of three verses. Wonderful poems that in a few words express remarkable meanings; a simple poem, with no lexical frills and conjunctions, taking its strength from suggestions. Due to its incredible shortness, it requires a considerable synthesis of thought and image.

The meaning and the sound of this word reveal the project’s concept, to reconcile the paradoxes of uses and sensitiveness. AÏKU can be radical, but at the same time is a refined architecture designed for domestic environments, as well as offices and public spaces.

A collection of highly comfortable chairs featuring an essential image, designed for both home and contract spaces. Available in six versions of bases and a wide range of finishes.

Shell
Shell made from two-colour polypropylene through injection-moulding, mass pigmented with double finish; gloss outside, in black and white colours, inside with matt saffiano effect in different colours.

Gloss white external shell, inside:
- light grey
- sugar paper blue
- olive green
- dove grey

Gloss black external shell, inside:
- dark grey
- military green

Bases
The bases are supplied in the same colour of the shell’s external finish, available in:
- 4-legged round-shaped base in steel tube, painted matt white or matt graphite grey;
- sled base in steel wire, painted matt white or matt graphite grey;
- sled base in steel wire with armrests, painted matt white or matt graphite grey;
- sled base in steel wire with armrests and table, painted matt white or matt graphite grey. HPL 10mm thick table arm available in matt white or matt black;
- 4-legged tapered base with injection-moulded tube in rectangular section, painted matt white or matt graphite grey;
- 4-legged base in solid oak with a natural, bleached or brown finish

Versions with 4-legged round-shaped base, sled bases and 4-legged tapered base are stackable