Aria

This armchair was a demonstrator of a new type of finish – the “(W)” variant. The designer knew that there would be a huge veneered outer surface of the backrest at his disposal. This surface clashed into a contrast with the upholstered layer on the inside. Therefore, he decided on dynamics and also quite “soft” geometry. The saying “form follows function” reflects in the model’s construction – the backrest and the seat board are bent as if they were to wrap around the user. Thereby, both the natural wood pattern and the structure of the upholstery fabric are perfectly exposed. It really depends on the context; the colors and structures of both surfaces can be combined so as to evoke a strong contrast or mild harmony.

This synergy between layers of wood and fabric also occurs in usability – the large surface of natural veneer on the outside of the chair soothes your senses, calms down and allows you to concentrate. The upholstered interior will let the user fully immerse in this pleasant texture of material. An additional advantage of this solution is the use of natural antibacterial properties of wood, especially oak. In public spaces such as customer service point, furniture is often rearranged and touched by many people. ARIA will prove itself better than any other piece of furniture whose outer layer is covered with plastic, metal or fabric.

FUNCTIONALITY
THAT CREATED THE FORM

DARIO POLACO

I wanted to create a very versatile chair. One that could be elegant and comfortable enough to be placed either at a dining room or at a hotel lounge. And also that could offer multiple customization options to create totally different looks.

ARIA WW

beech / oak

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_wys

760

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_szer

560

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_gleb

530

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_SH

460

netto weight:
9 kg

design:
Dario Polaco

seat:
upholstered

underneath of the seat:
veneer

ARIA W

beech / oak

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_wys

760

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_szer

560

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_gleb

530

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_SH

460

netto weight:
9 kg

design:
Dario Polaco

seat:
upholstered

underneath of the seat:
upholstered

ARIA WW vs. ARIA W

DARIO POLACO

He was born in Argentina in 1981. He graduated in industrial design at the University of Buenos Aires. From an early age, he had the opportunity to work on designing a wide range of products from various fields, such as: household appliances, medical equipment, kitchen utensils, sportswear, etc., which enriched his experience in the use of various materials and production techniques.

Furniture is a specialty of Polaco. When he began to design them, he could really free his mind and develop a distinctive, individual language of design. Disobedience seems to be the key to understanding his design approach. His creations oppose old archetypes and material restrictions to achieve a visually impressive effect.