It was the Paged furniture factory that commissioned us to design Aldo. Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina had already created several award-winning chairs (X-Chair, Boomerango, Polonia). Aldo itself is the 50th chair in Jadwiga’s portfolio.
We began the designing with work meetings and briefings with the employees of Paged responsible for the creation of the new project. Together we have established project objectives and selected the personnel to oversee the project.
The chair has been designed by the designing team consisting of Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina and Magdalena Paleczna.
Choosing the material for Aldo was the key stage of the creative process. After a detailed analysis of the available solutions, the designers decided on beech wood.
Aldo owes its distinctiveness to the properties of beech wood. The chair has been designed in such a way, that the legs and the backrest be made from a single piece of wood.
At the same time, the seats are easily stackable. In this way, the furniture occupies little space when not used, allowing the maintenance personnel to clean the surfaces in a comfortable way and save space when being transported. It is of particular significance in the case of designing products for contract markets.
Owing to the used beech wood, Aldo is light and handy.
When designing Aldo, the designers combined Paged’s expectations, the classical principals of design, and their own idea of giving it a bentwood form. The chair corresponds to Windsor chairs in a smart way – both the pieces of furniture have backrests that spread to create the shape of a peacock’s tail.
The Aldo chair is hand-manufactured in the famous Paged factory of bentwood forms in Jasienica.