Ten years have passed since Paola Navone designed Low Lita for Slide. In the intervening years, it has become one of the company’s most important products. For those unfamiliar with it, Low Lita is a chair characterised by a linear, fun design and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Made from polyethylene, it’s an instantly appealing piece on account of its intrinsic comfort and contemporary feel.
To celebrate the birthday of the iconic chair, Slide has created a new product, Low Lita Anniversary. This special edition is the product of extensive research into manufacturing using polyethylene and utilises a hi-tech production process.
But Low Lita Anniversary is more than just a product. The chair was unveiled by Slide’s art director Roberto Paoli at the brand’s new showroom in Foro Buonaparte in Milan, where it will remain until 23 April 2018 alongside a photography exhibition comprising images featuring Low Lita from over the years. In addition to work by Giovanni Gastel, Claudio Bonoldi and Ezio Manciucca, the exhibition also features new photographs by Piero Gemelli, Giorgio Possenti, Miro Zagnoli and Manciucca and Bonoldi.
As if that wasn’t enough, the exhibition is just the first in a series of events that will be coming to the new showroom over the next two years.