Patrick Norguet, 2018

The Gran Kobi collection grows with the addition of an outdoor version. A generously-sized, low armchair, Gran Kobi Outdoor is a highly versatile seat, suitable for relaxing situations with maximum comfort, which fits harmoniously in green environments. As with the entire collection, Gran Kobi Outdoor retains the aesthetics of the indoor variant: the shell is a kind of firm and enveloping basket, created by woven welded steel rods. The support, made of die-cast aluminium, elegantly embraces the seat, totally enveloping its form.

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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