‘ruelle’ chair designed by philippe tabet for the italian brand infiniti combines cast aluminum with plywood. a ruelle (alley in french) is a place where someone goes to discover every corner of a city, its secrets, its traditions and bistros away from the chaos, filled with these wooden chairs very characteristic and typical. the chair reinterprets the spirit maintaining the important elements of the bistro chairs common in france, like the narrow and wide backrest, and focuses the attention on the elegance of form and softness achieved through a material such as aluminum.


indoor version

 

 

tabet and infiniti’s chair is a delicate dialogue between cast aluminum parts and a plywood backrest. the chair is stackable and is available in an outdoor version with a plastic backrest and a perforated seat that makes it easy to use for restaurants and terraces.

 

 


outdoor version

 

 

 


first prototype

 

 


plywood mold

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Lovely. I would love to see how the aluminum joins were made. I’m guessing the legs are extruded stock; the three castings are the seat and the paired (but not identical) rear verticals . . .

    Stephen Ritchings says:

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