Aïku

Chairs from MDF Italia, Designed by Studio Massaud

Product description

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.


Two-colour shell
Shell made of 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 for two-colour shell
The matt painted (white and black) bases are supplied in the same colour of the shell’s external finish. In addition, the new chromed base is now available for both shells.
Bases available:
4-legged round-shaped base, in steel rod, matt painted white, graphite grey or chrome-plated.
Sled base, in steel wire, matt painted white, graphite grey or chrome-plated.
Sled base with armrests, in steel rod matt painted white, graphite grey or chrome-plated.
Sled base with armrests and table, in steel rod, matt painted white, graphite grey or chrome-plated. HPL 10 mm thick table arm available in matt white or matt black.
4-legged tapered base, with injection-moulded rod in rectangular section, matt painted white, graphite grey or chrome-plated.
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.


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.


Bases for padded shell
4-legged round-shaped base, in steel rod, 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 with armrests, in steel rod, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated.
Sled base with armrests and table, in steel rod, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated. HPL 10 mm thick table arm available in matt white or matt black.
4-legged tapered base, with injection-moulded rod in rectangular section, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or bright black chrome and 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.
The Aïku SOFT version must be stocked with its specific “stacking under-seat”.
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.

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

More about this product

Part of the collection CHAIRS.
Manufacturer MDF Italia
Family Aïku
Architonic ID 1392688
Year of Launch 2016

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