Alison Armchair by Flexform
The Alison armchair draws upon Scandinavian design tradition, reinterpreting it through a completely contemporary lens. The sinuously curved structure is made of solid wood and the seat is generously padded. The saddle hide seat back provides optimal support. The combinations of materials and colors can be as endless as they are unique by marrying the structure in solid Canaletto walnut or solid ash – stained in many shades – with the seat back in saddle hide, available in nine colors, and the padded seat that can be upholstered in any of the exclusive fabrics and leathers from the Flexform collection. Thanks to its scaled-down proportions and timeless charm, the Alison armchair is supremely at home in any setting.
W75 x D81 x H73 cm
Seat height: 40 cm
Flexform uses just the highest quality of full grain leathers, which distinguish by their features such as softness, naturalness and meat-ness. The leather, rigorously tanned in Italy with careful and strengthened processes, it passes through a grinding phase, a sort of peeling, which smooths the surface preparing it for the dyeing. The used leathers are dyed with aniline with a process called passante, since the colour is completely absorbed up to the deepest lays. This means that it is not just the external surface which is dyed, but also the internal parts so that in case of scratches the natural colour of the skin’s animal is not going to be visible. The not total homogeneity of the surface needs to be considered a peculiarity of the natural leather and it becomes an aesthetic quality for everyone who can appreciate its value.
The types of solid wood used in Flexform and Flexform Mood products are oak, ash, Canaletto walnut, crotch mahogany and also, for the MOOD collection, rosewood. These types of wood can be left natural or stained various colors (coffee, brown, walnut, cherry, teak, ebony), using a process that always allows the wood veins to remain visible. Ash belongs to the broadleaf family and the semi-hard category of wood. It is pliable, in other words, it bends but does not break. Very light in color, from ivory to almost pink, its fiber is even, fine, straight or flamed.
Many Flexform products have metal structures with a painted finish: epoxy powder-coat or liquid. Powder-coating creates a layer of polymers that anchor very securely to the surface being treated. This type of coating is generally resistant to scrapes and bumps. The chromed finish is, instead, achieved through galvanization with chrome that leaves the surface polished with a mirror effect. Among the available Flexform finishes are: satin-finish, chromed, burnished, black chrome and champagne.
Composition: 100% cotton
Colour fastness to light: 5
Abrasion resistance: 24.000 rotation indicator
Composition: 100% cashmere
Colour fastness to light: 4
Abrasion resistance: 35.000 rotation indicator
Bovine leather chrome tanning available in 26 different colours.
PELLE DE LUXE:
Bovine leather full grain available in 13 different colours.
Further options are available and our design team are at your disposal, so do not hesitate to contact us as we can discuss your requirements – please phone 01425 600273, send us an email or visit our award winning showrooms.
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About The Designer – Carlo Colombo
Carlo Colombo is considered one of the most important Italian architects and designers. From the very start, he designed for top-level brands. From that moment, he has been collaborating with hundreds of the most important brands of Italian design and Made in Italy. In addition to designing products and furniture, Colombo also collaborates with companies on marketing strategies, graphic designs and designing exhibits; he also works as a consultant and art director. His design work initially concentrated on interiors, and progressively extended to the building sector, in Italy and abroad. In 2004, he won the title of Designer of the Year; in 2009, he won an international competition for designing the two poly-functional towers in Abu Dhabi and in 2011 taught design at the De Tao Masters Academy in Beijing, China. Among his many recognitions are the Elle Décor International Design Award (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011), the Good Design Award from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design (2009), and The Chicago Athenaeum, the Red Dot Design Award (2012 and 2014), the Interior Innovation Award and the iF design award with Teuco. Today the firm designs on a large scale throughout the world, from interior design to architecture.