With changing habits, life in the fresh air has become the true protagonist of contemporary life. The boundary between indoor and outdoor is increasingly thinner and the typical elegance of indoor environments, made of research on details, design of shapes, preciousness of materials, conquers the outdoor. Giorgetti is a great interpreter of this revolution in living. Season after season, the company has been able to translate the needs of the open-air spaces in an increasingly articulated way, transforming gardens and terraces, hotels, restaurants and yachts into true open sky rooms for an experience of style and maximum comfort.
It is in this context of continuous research that the new Aldìa collection designed by Carlo Colombo was born: a complete system of furniture that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Armchairs, modular sofas, poufs and coffee tables are designed to define the space with elegance and make the dream of a small paradise come true. The stratified wood, pantographed and then worked by hand seems to have been shaped by the wind, the textile fabrics spread the warm shades of Caribbean sunsets, the surfaces of the tables designed by fragments of marble and stones recall ancestral nature.
“We are very proud to present Aldìa, the first outdoor collection designed by Carlo Colombo for Giorgetti. We have been working with the designer for ten years and have a great vision. Thanks to his skills as an architect, his knowledge of foreign markets and contract, and his creative flair, we have always managed to create highly successful product families: I am sure that this will be the case this time too”, commented Giovanni del Vecchio, CEO of the Giorgetti Group.
“I wanted this first outdoor project for Giorgetti to be something special both for me and for the company. With the play of asymmetrical windows that characterises the structure of the seats, I translated my idea of architecture onto a micro-scale; I introduced a touch of irony to give a sense of pleasure and happiness to those who will relate to these pieces, and I worked on the theme of memory that Giorgetti has been carrying on for over 120 years with an extraordinary ability to work wood manually. Each piece in the collection is unique and holds a precious heritage: the humanity of those who have worked it with passion and dedication”, said Carlo Colombo.
Craftsmanship and technology come together in the production process of the Aldìa collection to create a series of objects that are beautiful to look at and designed to last. The furnishings conquer the space, defining the atmosphere and giving those who live in them a sensory experience. “The wood is so finely worked that it becomes irresistible to the touch: I would never stop feeling it because it gives a wonderful and sensual sensation of softness and sophisticated elegance,” adds Carlo Colombo.
The Aldìa small armchair and outdoor sofa have backrests made of reconstituted birch plywood, available in a natural finish and in a refined light grey variant.
The armrests of the sofa are made in the same way as the backrest; those of the small armchair, on the other hand, are made of EVA rubber in white, sand, dark brown, bally blue, brick or grey. For both, the base is in painted metal; the polyurethane foam cushions are covered in waterproof fabric and have removable covers. The sofa modules can also be used as poufs and combined in different configurations.
As for the tables, Aldìa presents rectangular or square elements that can be used individually or combined with each other. The frame is made of painted metal and the top is available in the palladiana version made of marble, travertine and walnut fragments embedded in a mixture of marble dust.