Archetype-A

Archetype-A is a stackable wooden chair with reclyning backrest designed for the Italian company Billiani.

Archetype-A is more than just a simple chair; it is an experience in continuous evolution, creating different stages of discovery in the very moment of its use. At the entrance of a space, it presents itself as an archetype, a fundamental element in the narrative of the environment. It is a basic tool that offers the designer the possibility to give meaning to places with its formal simplicity, aspiring to embody the very essence of the chair. However, it is only once seated that it reveals its secret: the backrest, seemingly static, reclines, offering an unexpected level of comfort and ergonomics. This interaction with the user not only enriches the seating experience but also adds dynamism to the surrounding space, transforming its rigidity into a freer form.

The development process of Archetype-A has been a long and detailed journey, starting from the designer’s conception to the final refinement by the company. During the design phase, the main objective was to emphasize the functionality of the reclining backrest through a simple and discreet design. It was necessary to maintain the conceptual essence of the chair, ensuring that every line and shape reflected its distinctive nature. Thanks to the input of the company and its know-how, constructional and ergonomic challenges were addressed and resolved, while preserving the integrity of the original design. This collaborative process has led to the creation of a product that transforms the conceptual idea into a tangible experience.

Archetype-A emerges as an essential tool for interior designers, offering a minimalist visual sign that harmoniously integrates into any context. However, beyond its sober aesthetics, it provides a level of comfort and practicality that makes it indispensable in any environment. Aimed at those who appreciate the blend of form and function, this chair represents a valuable addition to any living or professional space, transforming every moment of seating into an experience of discovery and pleasure.

Archetype-A, wooden chair designed for the Italian company Billiani
Archetype-A, wooden chair designed for the Italian company Billiani
Archetype-A, wooden chair designed for the Italian company Billiani
Archetype-A, wooden chair designed for the Italian company Billiani
Archetype-A, wooden chair designed for the Italian company Billiani
Archetype-A, wooden chair designed for the Italian company Billiani

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