LALEGGERA Collection

Riccardo Blumer, 1996

The utmost expression of technology applied to design, LALEGGERA is a collection of chairs that conceal the meeting between a traditional material, solid wood, and the most modern, lightest expanded polyurethane that fills the structure. The covering in different glued wood veneers or strips of multilaminate veneer is available with a transparent varnish finish or lacquer in various colours.
In 1998 Laleggera chair was awarded the Compasso d'Oro ADI prize and in 2009 it became part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.

Riccardo Blumer

He was born in Bergamo in 1959 and graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan. He has been working on projects for buildings, houses and interior decoration and took part in competitions in France and Switzerland. In 1996 he designed Laleggera for Alias, which won the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award in 1998, and in 2000 also designed the table collection Ilvolo. Since 2003 he has been a lecturer at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture and since 2006 also at the University of the Republic of San Marino and ISAI in Vicenza. Together with Matteo Borghi he designed the table Ilvolo, the Ghisa bench (2008) and Dinamica stool (2010) for Alias. He lives and works in Varese.

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