The kobi chairs designed by Patrick Norguet for Alias have been selected, together with the cross tables signed by Alfredo Häberli, to furnish the lounge area of the pavilion set up by Alitalia-EthiadAirways, the Official Global Airline Carriers of EXPO Milano 2015.
This area is furnished by kobi, a type of chair inspired by the wire mesh tradition; an elegant and lightweight structure: a suspended architectural element whose language is highly contemporary.
The shell is a sort of rigorous and enveloping basket, created by interwoven and soldered round steel bar. The cast aluminium support belt embraces the seat elegantly, and totally enwraps the form. Presented in the white enamelled version, its cushion is upholstered in HOT fabric by Kvadrat®, shaped to fit the shell perfectly and to create a visual whole with the structure.