furnishing manufacturer (1979)
Alias â€‹â€‹is an Italian furniture design company founded in Grumello del Monte (BG) in 1979.
The values â€‹â€‹and characteristics of Alias â€‹â€‹projects are technological lightness, versatility and innovation. Since 1979 these "core values" have guided the company's close association with some international designer names such as: Giandomenico Belotti, Riccardo Blumer, Philippe Starck, Mario Botta, Michele De Lucchi, Ron Gilad, Sou Fujimoto, Alfredo Häberli, James Irvine, Alberto Meda , Jasper Morrison, Nendo, PearsonLloyd, Eugeni Quitllet.
Alias â€‹â€‹collaborations with designers have developed over time, recognizing and revealing the particular talent of each designer, developed in a continuous exchange of ideas and a constantly open approach to the use of new materials and technological experimentation.
The activity begins with the production of the Spaghetti chair included in the collection of the MoMA in New York and of the permanent collection of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.
The solid industrial structure of Alias â€‹â€‹makes it possible to control every phase of the process, from design, production and distribution, with a network of around 1000 stores in 50 countries around the world.
All Alias â€‹â€‹products, with their minimalist and modern, highly expressive style, offer solutions to the various requirements of residential, contract and outdoor applications. A constantly evolving range of products to meet the needs of contemporary living and working environments.
Products and awards:
1979 - "Spaghetti chair", design by Giandomenico Belotti
1996 - "Laleggera chair" by Riccardo Blumer - Design Preis Schweiz in 1997 and the Compasso d'Oro in 1998
2007 - "Teak" by Alberto Meda awarded, Compasso d'Oro in 2011
2011 - "To'taime", coat rack by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet presented at the Salone del Mobile 2011
2011 - "Manzù", an armchair designed by Pio Manzù, an Italian car designer of the 1960s
2011 - "Hydrochair" by Alberto Meda, presented at the Salone del Mobile 2011
2012 - "Elle", chairs by Eugeni Quitllet - Honorable Mention at the Compasso d'Oro 2014
2014 - "Kayak", chair by Patrick Norguet - Honorable Mention at the 2016 Golden Compass and Red Dot Award Best of the Best Product Design 2016
2015 - "Twig", Twig 4 model from the Nendo seating collection - 2016 Red Dot Product Design Award
2017 - "Rollingframe 52", seat by Alberto Meda - 2017 Red Dot Product Design Award