LIRA Collection

Daniel Rybakken, 2024

LIRA is the result of a meticulous design process in which a strong, minimalist character is combined with unexpected comfort, guaranteed by the deep curvature of the backrest. The geometric silhouette is counterbalanced by the natural look of the materials used; LIRA is made of solid ash wood with a seat and backrest made of curved ash wood, available in a natural finish or in coloured stains. The chair is supported by steel feet lacquered in different colours, in textured or gloss finishes.
The strong personality of LIRA makes it ideal for dining rooms, offices or various types of public spaces. Thanks to the protruding seat, the chair can be placed on the table top, making it easier to clean the surrounding space.


LIRA is the first chair designed by Scandinavian designer Daniel Rybakken for Alias.
Formally, it reflects its name: two solid ash wood slats are attached to two long lacquered steel feet; a cantilevered seat and a curved wooden backrest are connected between the slats. A chair with graphic contours and a unique, recognizable design. Rybakken set out to create a minimalist, easily stackable chair with an iconic silhouette.
“The chair is unique and innovative, yet also obvious and recognisable. Together with the seat, the deep curvature of the backrest offers a very high level of comfort. The chair has a strong character in a solitary position and with its vertical bars, which are highly distinctive when repeated.” – Daniel Rybakken

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Daniel Rybakken

He was born in Oslo in 1984 and studied design at the Oslo School of Architecture and at the School of Arts & Crafts in Gotenborg, Sweden. He graduated with a Master's degree in Fine Arts and opened his own studio in 2008. Daniel Rybakken has received numerous awards, including the "Best of the Best" Red Dot Award in Singapore in 2007; the "Anders Jahre's Cultural Prize for Young Artists" in Oslo in 2008 and the "Design Report Award" as best designer at the Salone Satellite in Milan in 2009. His work lies between art and design, forming limited editions, art installations and prototypes for series production. He designed the Nastro table collection and the Lira chair for Alias. He lives and works in Gothenburg.

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