VIOLON Collection

Paolo Rizzatto, 2022

Paolo Rizzatto, a designer who has enriched Alias catalogue from its earliest days with
refined products, introduces an armchair with a flexible shell in the collection VIOLON that adapts to the body and provides great comfort.
The project arose from the idea of using a soft and structural material, leather, reworked from a technological perspective.


Tradition and innovation come together in this project, which demonstrates how the design quality of Alias is timeless and ageless.
The Violon shell, structure and seat are constructed in such a way that they can be elastically deformed and then returned to their original shape, enveloping those who sit on it “in an embrace”. A chair of extraordinary comfort specifically designed for relaxing both at home and in lounge areas.

Paolo Rizzatto

He was born in Milan in 1941 and graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan. He works on the construction and interior design of single-family houses and public buildings in Milan, Bologna, Novara, Chieti and Formentera. In 1991, he began his collaboration with Alias, for which he designed the Young Lady armchair, followed by the Young Boy stool in 1993, and the Flexus sofa in 2000. He also designed the New Lady and New Lady Soft chairs in 2018, the Violon armchair in 2022, and the Plettro table collection, which received the Archiproduct Design Award in the same year. Since 1997, he has taught courses in light design at the Domus Academy and the Polytechnic University of Milan, where he lives and works.

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