Maison Objet 2017 – Basque furniture manufacturer Alki presents Heldu: a warm and minimal office design range by industrial design studio Iratzoki Lizaso. The collection comprises modular tables, screens and seatings mostly made in wood and leather.
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Heldu is a Basque word indicating adulthood and maturity. Indeed, the series has been built following a traditional technic for joining wood. “The oak and leather finishings echo the realm of a traditional office” say at Iratzoki Lizaso to Archipanic.
Different modules of table surfaces can be joined together to create a variable length platform. Mobile partitions made of leather-covered wood enable workstations to be laid out quickly according to working requirements.
Electric wires run along the axis in a metal cable tray and power sockets are hidden by wooden and leather blocks. A desk lamp and tidy can also be fitted in the cavity. Vertical tabletop partitions complete the collection and enable space to be organised accordingly.
The new collection includes also two different office chairs. Kuskoa Bi Desk Chair features a 5 legs swivel with castors and a bio plastic. Kuskoa Bi Meeting Chair comes with 4 fixed legs, white matt and a revolving seat. The bioplastic shell is available with or without upholstery, in eco-leather or leather.
Alki´s path started in 1981 in a small village in the northern Basque Country, in Itsasu. In a time of economic difficulties a group of five friends founded a small chair factory that we named Alki “which means chair in Basque” with the aim of creating jobs in a weakly industrialised region. The cooperative status was the most suitable to our values which are an essential part of our day-to-day existence.
Founded by Jean Louis Iratzoki and Ander Lizaso, industrial design studio Iratzoki Lizaso was born in 2016 in the Basque Country.
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Photos by Mito