They say that every architect should have designed a chair at least once in his life. Carlo Bartoli has already made more than a hundred and so he has gathered quite a bit of experience. Acquainted with user’ needs, he is a professional when it come to designing for economical batch production. “Breeze” chair is convincing proof of the fact.
Designed for batch production, Breeze is a convincing proof that good products last over the decades. First released on 1995 and still up-to-date, it has been awarded several prizes and has sold over a million pieces, supplied for the most demanding contract uses, naval included.
The seat and backrest come now in a total of fourteen recyclable polypropylene colours, to be matched with the various versions of the aluminium frame: anodised or satin or matt black, and white, black, mustard and beige lacquered.
Breeze can be used both indoors and outdoor, may be stacked up to thirteen pieces on floor and up to twenty on trolley, and complies with the highest standards of the EN and ANSI-BIFMA tests.
At the end of its useful life, the materials contained in Breeze are separable, hence easy to dispose of. This is all tanks to the fact that the design uses a mere eight parts which, simply plugged and screwed together, produce a modular result that is assembled in no time.
Prizes and Awards:
I.D. Design Distinction Award 1996, New York
Red Dot Design Zentum Nordrhein Westfalen
Product Design Award 1998, Hannover
Vitra Design Museum Collection
Thessaloniki Design Musem