Allaperto Armchair by Ethimo
Allaperto, one philosophy for four different ‘outfits’: Montagna, Grand Hotel, Camping Chic and Urban. Different looks, the same essence.
With the Allaperto collection, Ethimo, together with Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, tells exciting stories, new to outdoor furniture design.
The very name of the collection evokes images of life in the open air and brings to mind new ideas for relaxing in different outdoor contexts.
The Allaperto armchair supports four different outfits:
Lounge armchair in metal and natural teak. Backrest and seat in specially designed padded tartan.
Lounge armchair in metal and white mahogany. Backrest and seat in Etwick fibre.
Lounge armchair in metal and white mahogany. Seat and backrest in turquoise pvc rope.
Lounge armchair in metal and pickled teak. Backrest and seat in Cappuccino padded techno fabric.
790mm W x 800mm D x 700mm H
Seat Height: 360mm
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The Italian company Ethimo specialises in high-quality outdoor furnishings and décor, taking its inspiration from the warm, inviting colours of the Mediterranean and the charm of humble, authentic places: its contemporary design collections are made with comfort and practicality in mind and enhance any outdoor area to create sophisticated settings in which to relax and savour the true luxury of free time.
The decisions regarding the company’s production are guided by the selection of materials and the attention to detail, to create unique elements that add an elegant, personal touch to private gardens, exclusive country hotels and sophisticated resorts.
About the designer
Born in Spain in 1963, Antonio Rodriguez started studying architecture at the Polytechnic of Valencia. After a visit to a design exhibition in Valencia he decided to study industrial design too at the School of Applied Arts of Valencia where took his degree in 1989. This was followed up with a second thesis in ‘Black & Decker tools to use in the home’ at the Istituto Europe di Design in Milan in 1992. Back in Valencia in 1992, he followed his own industrial design studio established in 1989, but moved back to Milan in the following year to freelance, as he felt that Italian entrepreneurs had a more highly developed understanding of the potential to be gained from working with design and designers.
In the nineties, a growing focus on designing in Milan for clients in Japan soon also developed into a working relationship with the Taipei Design Centre in Milan. In Milan he started a five-year stint of practical, project-based teaching at the Istituto Europeo di Design (2000-2005). Antonio Rodriguez joined Matteo Thun & Partners in 2000 to work on product design, contributing significantly to the development of products in vitreous china for Catalano, tap and shower systems for Isy and the Illy bar accessories collection, among others. Antonio Rodriguez was made a partner at MTP in 2003, where he is responsible for the partnership’s flagship activity of industrial design.