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Bigframe Armchair

by Alberto Meda, from Alias

bigframe armchair

bigframe armchair

Design Alberto Meda, 1992
Aluminum, steel, PVC
Made in Italy by Alias

The Frame collection is characterized by PVC covered polyester mesh, with a structure in extruded aluminum and stove enameled die casting components. Compromised of an array of products, each designed differently to combine comfort and function, Frame is a successful collection which over the years has become an icon for other collections.

From 1973, Alberto Meda was the technical manager of Kartell, responsible for the control of the furniture and plastics laboratory equipment. In 1979 he started as a freelance industrial designer for various companies. His designs are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art of Toyama and since 1994 The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Included in the Design Collection; "Light light " chair 1987 , "Soft light "chair 1989, "Longchair" 1991 by Alias , and "On-Off "lamp by Luceplan 1988.

The products of the Frame collection express a light but accurate symbol represented by a selection of comfortable chairs varying in shapes and sizes. Bigframe stacking chairs are available with or without armrests and stacks 5 chairs high. The armchair is offered with a stove enameled, chromed or polished aluminum frame with a choice of polyester mesh, fabric or leather upholstery for a sober and informal style.

33.8" h | 24" d | 21.3" w | seat: 19.3" h | 17.3" w

$688.00 + shipping
(usually ships in 12-16 weeks)

Alberto Meda

Alberto Meda (b. 1945) of Lenno, Italy studied Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. From 1973 he was the technical manager of Kartell, in charge of the development of projects of furniture and plastic laboratory equipments. Alberto Meda came to design from engineering, bringing with him a pragmatic mind, and an attention to details as well as formal concerns. His applied-science background gave Meda the recognizable stamp of elegant simplicity, in designs that are at once modern in form and organic in feel. His work caught the eye of Rolf Fehlbaum, the chairman of the Swiss manufacturer Vitra, who commissioned the Italian engineer to design a chair, and beginning a collaboration that continues to this day.
Technological lightness, versatility, innovation. Since 1979 these have been the overriding values of Alias, one of the most consolidated names of Italian design. Values that have driven the firm's close association with some renowned designer signatures. All Alias products, with their highly expressive minimal style, offer solutions to the various requirements of residential, contract and outdoor applications. Products offering constant evolution to meet the real needs of contemporary living and working environments.



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The big frame armchairs look brand new after over 10 years, and are so comfortable that we linger in them reading the news for long periods. My husband and I almost never like the same chairs, but we agreed on these when we tried them at the Kimbell Museum of Art cafe, Louis Kahn's masterpiece in Fort Worth, TX. Guests always marvel at the comfortable sit. We use them with the Media glass-top fixed table, which has also held up well.
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