Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Allê Design's Whimsical Hybrid Furniture Collection Made Of Methacrylate.
Brazilian design and manufacturing firm allê have released a series of new pieces in their Hybrid collection. Designed by José Marton, the striped lamps, side and coffee tables, follow the success of their ‘Entrelinhas’ range seen at this year’s 100% Design. All made from Methacrylate, the pieces are a quirky, fun use of their unique manufacturing process.
above: Designer José Marton with his Hybrid mirror and table
In addition, the range partially uses waste product from other designs in the allê range and in turn any waste from Hybrid is re-used. This is in keeping with allê’s remit to produce 0% waste in their manufacturing process.
The collection is called Hybrid, as some of the pieces have a dual-purpose, whereby a table is also a lamp. A wall mirror has a shelf, a coffee table has a built-in vase. The pieces appear as one moulded form, without any joins or seams.
The collection is made of Methacrylate®, a durable, stain resistant, flexible acrylic, which is 100% recyclable. The product can be produced in up to 60-colours in transparent or opaque finishes.
The allê range is available from a range of stockists, including:
The Silvia Nayla Gallery
Currently Chaplins and Silvia Nayla are the only ones to carry the Hybrid collection.