‘piana’ chair by david chipperfield for alessi x lamm




for milan design week 2011, italian manufacturer alessi introduce their project collaboration with UK-based architect david chipperfield. the result is ‘piana’, a plain folding chair made with the licensing company parma lamm. the layout of the exhibition stand at the furniture fair is also designed by chipperfield himself.


designboom has received an exclusive preview of the chair produced in a 100% recyclable polypropylene with fiber glass with a non-slip matte finish utilizing a synchronized opening and closing of the meeting at a single point of rotation. the overall dimensions of the seat when open measure 48.8(width) x 44.6(seat height) x 77.6(seat back height). when closed it measures 45.6 X 89.7 cm and has a weight of 4.8kg. the design comes in six different colors: white, traffic black, pebble grey, patina green, raspberry red, saffron yellow.



david chipperfield: piana for alessi the chair unfolded

david chipperfield: piana for alessi concept sketch