Eddy Armchair by Alain Gilles

The Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France are two of the most eagerly awaited events in the planet of cycling and sports in general. Tough bodily efforts have produced celebrities whose fame goes beyond cycling fanatics, turning two sporting occasions into tradition and culture. Adrenalin and…

The Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France are two of the most eagerly awaited events in the planet of cycling and sports in general. Tough bodily efforts have produced celebrities whose fame goes beyond cycling fanatics, turning two sporting occasions into tradition and culture. Adrenalin and excitement accompany every leg of the race but, when the last kilometer is reached, it’s essential to feel about the important comfort and rest.

Bonaldo has interpreted these wants in its new Eddy armchair, designed by Alain Gilles and presented at the Salone del Mobile 2017 of Milan. For this style, the Belgian designer drew his inspiration directly from the planet of cycling: for the identify he was inspired by the renowned cyclist, his fellow countryman and undisputed champion in this field although the shape recalls the styling and characteristics of the fixie bike, a vintage fixed-gear bicycle that is lightweight and minimum. Alain Gilles studied accurately each and every accessory and detail of these bicycles – from the frame to the release mechanism and side bags – to interpret them in the realization of every single element of the armchair.

“If you feel about it, numerous of the first prototypes in the historical past of layout have been created in cycling workshops,” explains Alain Gilles, “because that’s the place the masters of tubular metal manufacturing have been and they had the experience needed to make individuals objects with this kind of essential type.” The Eddy armchair is developed utilizing the same logic as bicycle construction, close to a tubular metal frame, while the seat is created to be cozy and ergonomic.

The way in which the numerous parts of the frame are connected – utilizing “quick release” fittings – is an obvious reference to the cycling planet. The use of separate components to make up the frame of the armchair helps make it attainable to play with the graphics and thus develop numerous combinations and prospects of customization. The armrests can be embellished with side pockets which are beneficial to retailer books and magazines or to hold remote controls within easy reach. Eddy is accessible with or without having headrest.

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