Dimensions

Width 72 cm
Depth 93 cm
Height 88.5 cm
Gross weight 35 kg
Seat height 43 cm

Materials

Frame finish Stove Enamelled Aluminium - A011
Frame material Die-cast Aluminium
Upholstery Leather Pelle Frau Color System - B020

Specification

Fire-retardancy No
Volume 0.455 m3
Warranty 3 years

Resources

Armchair with seat and back shell in compact polyurethane moulded together with expanded polyurethane, 5-star base in die-cast aluminium, upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather.

Alias revisits a key archive project by Pio ManzĂą, the brilliant protagonist of Italian automobile design during the sixties. The idea materialised at the GAMeC of Bergamo where the archives of Pio Manzù’s work are stored. The attention was drawn to a prototype chair clearly taking its inspiration from the automobile industry. The re-edition began and finally reached its completion.


Pio ManzĂş

(1939-1969) He was the son of the great sculptor Giacomo ManzĂą. 1959 he began his studies as an industrial designer joining the Hochschule fĂĽr Gestaltung at Ulm graduating with a thesis on the “safe tractor”. Since 1967 he worked as a consultant for Fiat, designing the City Taxi, the Autobianchi CoupĂ© and the Fiat 127. He also focused on creating other objects, like Cronotime produced by the Ritz Italora; the Parentesi lamp for Flos and the “physiological armchair” designed in 1967 for La Rinascente and launched by Alias in 2011 as manzĂą armchair.


Technological lightness, versatility, innovation.