new Alias twig 04 - 10C Alias twig 01 - 10A Alias twig 01 - 10A new Alias twig 01 - 10A Alias twig 01 comfort Alias twig 01 comfort new Alias twig 01 comfort - 10E Alias twig 03 - 10B new Alias twig 03 - 10B Alias twig 03 comfort Alias twig 03 comfort Alias twig 04 - 10C Alias twig 04 - 10C Alias twig 04 - 10C
With its masterful combination of different materials and production techniques, wood, plastic and aluminium, Nendo has put his signature to the twig chair project for Alias. The concept of twig is a seat with an aluminium base of generous proportions and legs that slant at a pleasing and dynamic angle. These aluminium tubes change material and become wood, in an organic connection with the armrests, also made of wood. The collection consists of four versions; four chairs, each of which is made up of different elements (solid ash processed with a numerical control procedure, or plastic material) which are then paired with the base made of aluminium. Four unique and contemporary chairs, each with its own identity yet worked seamlessly into the collection. The most striking in terms of shape is the twig 4, where the design of the backrest is interrupted in a clean and graphic manner, like much of the Japanese designer’s work; the result is a piece of design which is both iconic yet bewildering. Twig 3 recalls the elegant movement of the armrests but with greater comfort. With its more traditional shape, twig 1 is also available in the twig comfort version with a more generous backrest. It finds an elegant overhanging armrest terminal. The result is contemporary yet refined. The twig collection takes its place in the Alias catalogue in a coherent and natural way, creating a pleasant blend between the sensitivity of the Japanese designer Nendo and the technological interpretation Alias makes his designs of. Twig is available with a polished, anodised or white painted structure; with backrests in natural ash wood and the seat either in ash or covered in Kvadrat® fabrics or in plastic material. The twig comfort also comes with backrest and seat made entirely of a plastic material. Stylish and contemporary the new proposal with ash elements painted gray.
Oki Sato, Chief Designer and Founder of nendo. Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada. Received M. Arch. from Waseda University, Tokyo in 2002. Established design studio "nendo" in the same year. Chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of "The 100 Most Respected Japanese", he won many major awards include "Designer of the Year" by Wallpaper magazine and Elle Deco magazine and “Guest of Honor” from Stockholm Furniture Fair. Elected as “Designer of the Year” by Maison & Objet 2015.