KOBI Collection

Patrick Norguet, 2012

Inspired by the tradition of wire chairs, Patrick Norguet designed KOBI, an elegant and light seating collection. The shell, the distinctive element of the entire collection, is a kind of basket, firm and enveloping, created by interlacing welded steel rods.


In the Kobi chair version, the cast aluminium support elegantly embraces the seat, completely enveloping it and connecting it to the four legs in painted aluminium or oak veneer.
The practical sled-like structure is common to the Kobi sledge chair and the Kobi stool, available in two heights.
The cushions, which are available in different variants and materials, are shaped to adhere perfectly to the shell and blend in visually with the structure, ensuring an suitable level of comfort.
In 2019, the collection was completed with a new type, Kobi soft, which draws on the design and proportions of the original chair, simplifying them in order to produce an upholstered shell that prioritises comfort and function.

Patrick Norguet

He was born in Tours in 1969 and studied at the Higher School of Industrial Design in Paris. In 2000, he founded his own design studio, ranging from industrial product design to architectural projects. In 2005, he was named designer of the year at "Now! Design for Living" (Maison & Objets). A free spirit of French design, he developed an approach to design based on eclecticism, designing objects characterised by a continuous search for balance and rationality. He designs interior and architectural products for a wide range of clients. For Alias, he designed the Kobi (2012) and Kayak (2014) seating collections; the Gran Kobi and Gran Kobi essentiel armchairs (2016) and the Vina sofa (2018). He lives and works in Paris.

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