a multifunctional armchair, perfectly combining comfort, design and modularity. the alky’s design allows for individual use, but chairs can also be joined together. the foam is printed directly on a set of elastic bands, to ensure comfort and stability. the chair has a feet in aluminum alloy, to which the connection elements are linked. a chair with smooth lines, it has a great variety of coverings that make it suitable to the most diverse contexts.
giancarlo piretti was born in bologna in 1940. after studying fine arts at the academy in bologna, he started working as interior designer for anonima castelli, designing products both for home and office use, as well as for the community. in 1969 he conceived plia, one of the company's all-time landmarks, an iconic example of “made in italy” design.
over the years, he was awarded the “compasso d’oro adi” twice: for the vertebra seating system - designed together with emilio ambasz - and for the piretti collection, launched in 1988.