date: April 2017
project assistant: Alessandro Stabile, Ilaria Basso
Dalton underpins a collection of seats: chairs with low back, high backs, lounge chairs and stools, all featuring an inedited construction principle. The innovative assembly system features two “bridges”, one for the front legs and one for the back legs, plus a frame that joins them together. Three easily-assembled pieces to which the seat and backrest are attached with just as much ease. The resulting design is linear, formally clean and the very effective simplification in its construction translates into a tangible, almost graphic look. Wood is a defining feature of the collection, to the extent that it has been used for the seat as well, where the strip of wood between the seat and backrest is not just an aesthetic detail, but constitutes the bridge of the back legs and is, therefore, an integral part of the architectural construction. The wood chosen for the collection is ash, a sturdy, yet lightweight, flexible wood, with distinctive veining which makes each piece unique and one-of-a-kind.