E LA NAVE VA Collection

Atelier Oï, 2019

E LA NAVE VA is a vibrant design that interacts with its user n a wonderful balance of formal elegance and ergonomics. The construction principle of the collection is based on the repetition of a single element and is expressed in a decidedly graphic design, which is displayed in a sofa, an armchair and module that allow you to create curvilinear configurations, ensuring extensive customisation.


The work of research and the constructive approach of Atelier Oï is consistent with the Alias DNA, which favours construction principles over formal design. E LA NAVE VA is made with a system of exposed planks inspired by the structure of the hulls of wooden ships; the elastic ribs support the cushions and are fixed to two wooden rails, which are supported on elegant aluminium feet. The shapes are restored to their essence by focusing on the materials, which become a strong stylistic component.

Atelier Oï

Atelier Oï studio was founded in 1991 by Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond in La Neuveville, Switzerland.
From the outset, the atelier project aimed to erase the boundaries between different design fields and to promote a cross-disciplinary approach.
Their projects range from architecture to interiors, product design, and set design, and they have won numerous international awards and prizes.
They designed the E la nave va upholstery collection for Alias, which was awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2021.

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