VELA. Lievore Altherr Molina. 2014

Vela, the result of a collaboration between Centro Progetti Tecno and the Spanish studio responsible for the design, Lievore Altherr Molina, is a family of seats that proposes a vast range of models created, both in terms of aesthetic design and functionality, to blend harmoniously into office environments, soft-contract and residential settings. 

The technology present is concealed in a sophisticated “responsive” mechanism in the body of the seat, which allows to automatically adopt a natural posture based on the weight of the user. 

In the various different versions seat adjustments are made using a dedicated control, integrated in the base of seats, which is discreetly positioned and easy to reach.

The design of the bases pushes metalworking technology to the limit. Conical steel tubing, cold drawn and of variable section, is transformed into light, elegant support bases that endow seats with a unique, sophisticated shape.

Models are available with spoke, sled and cantilever structures and with four legs in wood. Clients can choose from a wide range of finishes and combinations of materials for seats and backrests, combining them with metal or fully upholstered armrests. 

The simple and elegant design of Vela, which is attractively enveloping in appearance, with no visible mechanical elements, makes the chair the ideal solution in traditional workplaces as well as in home-office contexts.