A voyage in the outdoor world of Alias

The company puts its design experience to use in a new outdoor collection that links back to the forms and materials of some of the items in the catalogue. For a stylistic revolution

Aluzen by Alias, Sesign Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
Aluzen by Alias, Sesign Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

Vision and innovation. These are the premises for the evolution of the outdoor collection created by Alias, starting with items already included in the catalogue. This path of making product lines for outdoor use began back in 1983, with the Setes bench designed by Alberto Meda, winner of the competition “A Bench for Milan.” The piece set the stage for increasingly varied and experimental approaches, which generated iconic creations. Now the company wants to bring out the value of this revolutionary legacy, taking various elements already in the collection, improving them and adapting them for outdoor use.

The results include the Ten System and Aluzen Soft, respectively by PearsonLloyd and Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, two upholstered furniture systems with new fabrics and new internal parts to prevent water from entering. The coverings dry quickly, though they can still boast of the finely crafted borders typical of Alias and its workmanship. Both systems come with coordinated tables, offered with thermos-treated tops or in glazed and printed ceramic.

Ten System by Alias, Design PearsonLloyd

Ten System by Alias,
Design PearsonLloyd

Aluzen by Alias, Sesign Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

Aluzen by Alias,
Design Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

Saen by Alias, Design Gabriele & Oscar Buratti

Saen by Alias, Design Gabriele & Oscar Buratti

A perfect item for terraces and outdoor zones is the Saen table by Gabriele & Oscar Buratti, featuring a base with a soft, fluid design that extends into a slender stem, now made in high-performance compact rigid polyurethane. This technopolymer, in fact, makes it possible to have a clean, uniform surface, conserving the profile which in the original project was in concrete. On the stem finished with embossed coatings, tops are fastened, made of matte glazed ceramic, available in a range of colors.

Biplane XS by Alias, Design Alberto Meda

Biplane XS by Alias,
Design Alberto Meda

Frametable by Alias, Design Alberto Meda

Frametable by Alias,
Design Alberto Meda

Tech Wood by Alias, Design Alberto Meda

Tech Wood by Alias,
Design Alberto Meda

The collections by Alberto Meda have also been expanded with new variants. Biplane XS is a series of versatile tables developed around the use of die-cast aluminium, with unusual forms – round, triangular, rectangular and square, in two heights – and new finishing in acrylic stone. Frametable, a bestseller, has been reworked with a new system of flexible panels in extruded aluminium, composed of 5 slats that are separated to permit drainage, attached to the support structure in an invisible way. Finally Tech Wood, already an outdoor family, sees the introduction of thermo-treated ash, new proportions for the seats, widened by 4 cm, and aluminium armrests for better coordination with the rest of the collection.

Slim Chair by Alias, Design PearsonLloyd

Slim Chair by Alias, Design PearsonLloyd

Seating elements, always a strong point of the company’s production, include the Slim Chair, again by the British duo PearsonLloyd, with great structural strength and reduced thicknesses, thanks to a shell made with a single mold to permit insertion of a minimum percentage of fiberglass reinforcement.

Baem by Alias, Design Andrea Sanguineti

Baem by Alias, Design Andrea Sanguineti

The outdoor offerings of Alias have also been widened with a new section of special products by Alias LAB, designed by the art director of the brand Andrea Sanguineti, to focus on custom solutions for offices and the hospitality sector. For this new chapter, the Beam tables are the result of the repetition of a leg in laser-cut sheet metal, which crossed with other parts gives rise to a reticular circular structure to support a top in natural cedar.