Meta Chair

Meta Chair

Giulio Iacchetti


About the Designer:

Giulio Iacchetti alternates his activities as an industrial designer and artistic director with teaching at multiple design schools and universities. His distinguishing traits include research and the definition of new types of objects. In 2001, together with Matteo Ragni, he won the Compasso d’Oro ADI prize with the “Moscardino” biodegradable multi-purpose cutlery, which is part of the permanent design collection at the MoMA in New York. In 2009, he was awarded the Prize for Innovation by the President of the Italian Republic

About the Chair:

Meta stool and chair in coated aluminium. Meta is a family of seats made entirely of coated aluminium, ready for indoor and outdoor use. The chair and the low stool are stackable. Based on the manufacturing process of the bodywork of racing cars in the past, thanks to the use of metal rivets the Meta collection has been developed specifically for the furnishings of the restaurant Memorabilia, at Agrate Brianza, which also contains a museum area featuring vintage cars. The design challenge was to make a chair totally in aluminium, without the costly deep-drawing dies called for by industrial production. The contribution of the craftsman Emanuele Lispi, who makes the items completely by hand, has thus been fundamental. The profile of the aluminium sheet adapts to the selected method of construction: the design of the back permits the bending of the support by hand, while the seat is curved to follow the form of the load-bearing structure below

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