Key facts

Product:
Aïku Stool
Family:
Aïku
Manufacturer:
MDF Italia >
Designer:
Studio Massaud >
Architonic ID:
20111333
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2019
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Bar stools >
Groups:
Seating-Bar stools >

Product description

A family of stools of great impact and comfort completing the Flow Collection. Designed for home, office and community areas, they’re available with a wide range of bases and finishes.

Two-colour 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

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 shell completely.

Bases
- sled base in steel wire, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated; seat height available: 64 cm and 76 cm.
- 4-legged base in solid oak with a natural, bleached or brown finish.
Footrest in chromed steel for all color options. Seat height available: 64 cm and
76 cm.
Note: The sled version, in all configurations, is stackable, with a maximum stackability of 6 pcs.
The AIKU SOFT version is not stackable unless the specific “stacking under-seat” is used.
This accessory can be applied to the sled base ad allows the stacking of maximum of 4 stools.

Optional accessories
• Under-seat : injection moulded under-seat for better stacking.
• Trolley: aluminium grey epoxy painted steel frame, with pirouetting castors matching the frame; maximum capacity 10 pieces. For specifications and sizes, see page 63 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.

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