Project: Iperbolica Chair
Designed by Alessandro Ciffo
Collaboration with Dilmos and Secondome Design Gallery
The eye catching Iperbolica Chair is shaped only by compressed air and you can discover an engaging variety of the designs created by Alessandro Ciffo after the jump:
From the Designer:
Iperbolica is the name of a series developed from a first research in 2008 with the armchair Scaccomatto (chequeboard-style) presented by Dilmos in Milan during the Design Week, followed by Cubik, in 2009 his first inflatable model exhibited at the Plart in Naples and by Damien, his first armchair dedicated to an artist, presented by Secondome Design Gallery at the PAD in Paris and at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin; by Gerhard in 2010, presented by Dilmos and at the Galleria Armory in Perugia; by Alberto, in 2011 again presented by Dilmos.
All of these creations are shaped simply by compressed air, which gives substance to the shape, making it solid but soft and inviting at the same time.
Designed to be a set of unique pieces, in a new version where the air is replaced by elastic polyurethane foam, making them more functional and safer over time, this latest series is dedicated to other masters of the art world, whose names only are mentioned, but reveal themselves through the colours that depict them: Anselm, Claude, Ettore, Jason, Jean-Michel, Joan, Mark, Michelangelo, Victor. Willem.
The relation with the art history masters becomes also an unexpected malicious game where the artist takes the chance to ironically portrait himself in the shape of the silicone armchair Ale.
The original shape of his armchairs is created through silicone elasticity shaped with air or foam mixed with natural coloured pigments with the result of an uncommon incandescent polychromy.
This entire experience becomes a discovery of texture, ductility, colour mixtures and their combinations.