“We cooperated closely with the technical department of Actiu to solve all the elements of the chair step by step, part by part and movement by movement, to generate a design that has made it possible to continue developing this product for the market for twenty years.”
“Before the TNK, we worked in Alegre Design on the dimensions of elevation, plan and section. But we did not yet focus on the confluence of the three dimensions. The biggest challenge was to work with 3D vision to observe the products from all points of view and to achieve something that was beautiful from all angles.”
That design became the foundation for the firm’s later work, based on the same pioneering synchronized mechanism, which led them to develop the chairs TNK A500 and TNK Flex, and to be recognized with accolades such as the Red Dot Design Award in 2012, and the German Design Award and Archiproduct Design Award in 2018.
Photography: Alegre Design.