From the archetype of the technical office chair to an icon of contemporary design: the Adele collection by Viganò & C. designed by ORLANDINIDESIGN receives the Good Design® Award 2021.

Dynamically observing lifestyle changes and responding with suitable design ideas: the speed of this reaction dynamic is one of the key success factors for the business world of the furniture sector in these last complex years. The revolution that is taking place in the office sector is practically unmatched: after a first phase in which by necessity the physical “office” place has almost vanished, supplanted by an activity that had to migrate to safer personal spaces, now we begin to witness a reasoned return to the classic places of work.

The project designers therefore have the task of giving a new shape to both the office setting and its contents, designing the environments and furnishing them with the attention to detail that is dedicated to a domestic interior; a mix of technology, light, green, materials, colors, attention to ergonomics and safety, including those where workers can move comfortably in flexible ways.

Partner of many illustrious designers and projects, and actress for over 60 years with a consolidated experience in the design and production of chairs for the office environment, Viganò & C. has recently received the Good Design® Award for the Adele seating collection, designed by ORLANDINIDESIGN.

The prestigious world recognition is awarded annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design to a range of design products in the broadest sense of the term, whose scale can vary “from a paper clip to a spaceship”, with a particular innovative value. These excellences, including creators, designers and brands, are then selected for their ability to explore new project directions and give shape through these visions to virtuous products starting from the creative process and always improving for quality, duration and their identity.

All these pluses have been recognized in the Adele seating collection, presented in 2021, which reworks the technical office chair by assigning it a die-cast aluminum exoskeleton with an innovative joint to recline the backrest and support the ergonomics of the body. Subsequent customization can be achieved with upholsteries; a light version with mesh alongside a more rigorous padded one for the backrests, while the seats are in padded injected-foam polyurethane.

The conferment of the Good Design® Award was celebrated with the inclusion in the catalog of new versions that have color as protagonist: a contrasting color for the version with mesh characterized by white structure with yellow, orange or red seat and full color, yellow, orange or red, for the upholstered version available on request.

As if to contribute with the vital charge of color, which is an aesthetic attention full of symbols, the enjoyment of an excellent Made in Italy design product.

Materials: backrest and armrests structure in die-cast aluminum, seat in injected-foam polyurethane covered in fabric or eco-leather or natural leather. Backrest also in mesh.

Bases: 5-star with castors, 4-star swivel, 4-star swivel flat base.

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