Archiproducts Design Award 2020

Alias wins the Archiproducts Design Award with Atelier Oï sofa E LA NAVE VA

We are glad to announce that E LA NAVE VA, the sofa designed by Atelier Oï, has received the Archiproducts Design Award 2020 in the category FURNITURE for its concept and design. 
The competition, conceived and promoted by the Archiproducts portal, rewards experimentation in product development, research and innovation, the ability to combine beauty and functionality, as well as an intelligent and creative use of materials and forms. Innovative, trailblazing products. 
The selection of 2020 winners was entrusted

to an international jury of experts, composed of representatives from renowned architectural firms, designers, photographers, journalists and creative directors from all over the world. The journey of search and the constructivist approach of Atelier Oï goes well with the DNA of Alias, a company that has always favoured construction principles over formal design requirements. The structure of E LA NAVE VA sofa uses a system of visible slats inspired from the construction of wooden boat hulls: elastic ribs support the cushions and are 

secured to two wooden rails suspended on stylish aluminium feet. Components in curved multilayer ash and oak wood, arranged in alternation, define the structure and the visual appearance of the project, creating a lightweight structure with a great personality. This space accommodates a large, soft cushion, which envelops the guests in a generous embrace. E LA NAVE VA is a vibrant project, which interacts with those who use it in a marvellous balance between formal elegance and ergonomics. 

Shapes are reduced to their very essence, putting the accent on the materials, which take on great stylistic significance. The construction principle of E LA NAVE VA, based on the multiplication of an element, finds expression in a graphic design which is concretised in a sofa and an armchair.