(jiří macek) The Ghisa bench presented by the Italian company Alias will definitely warm up even the most inert spaces. Thanks to a segmented structure, Ghisa is both beautiful and elastic.
The system of individual iron modules allows one to make almost any curve and, thus, wind the bench under trees or in other organic structures of modern architecture. The structure of lamellas made from high-grade iron alloys is reminiscent of girder bridges and tower structures from the beginnings of the industrial revolution. With its lightness and playfulness, it verges with the genial structure of reptile skeletons.
Riccardo Blumer is one of the most interesting contemporary Italian designers, but tends to be neglected by media. Apart from design, he focuses on architecture, interior architecture, and exhibition installations. His clients include such companies as Alias, Artemide, Poliform, and Desalto, for which he designed The Entronauta cubist chair in collaboration with Matteo Borghi.
Apart from the Ghisa bench, the Alias catalogue includes one of the most beautiful tables in the world – the ilvolo table from 1999, as well as equally beautiful chairs. Riccardo Bliumer also applied the principle of an architectonically built steel structure in furniture design on the Chaise longue Origamifor Ycami.
Alias is represented in the Czech Republic by Konsepti.