By Riccardo Blumer
The laleggera collection is the expression of research and technology at its maximum. The result of combining a solid traditional material, solid wood, with the lightest, expanded polyurethane, with a filled structure. The external shell in plywood or sliced veneer multi-laminate available with a transparent varnish finish or various lacquer colours. In 2009 it became part of the resident MoMA collection in New York.
The laleggera chair, awarded the Compasso d’Oro prize in 1998 is an iconic piece, displayed at the New York MoMA, at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris and at the Milan Triennale. A simple and essential symbol. This practical, resistant and stacking chair combines visual and structural lightness thanks to the material used to make the gliders: wood injected with polyurethane foam.
In addition to chairs, with and without arms, stools and benches add a different dimension to the concept of lightness. The same material, the same finishes and the same pure lines are back in the new pieces, designed to be cosy, ergonomic and practical, offered with veneer in different type of wood, or in white matt lacquered or a variety of coloured stains.