Alcântara chair by Álvaro Siza for MOR

Dezeen Showroom: architect Álvaro Siza aimed to showcase the “magnificence and practicality” of plywood with the Alcântara chair, designed for Portuguese model MOR.

The Alcântara chair is comprised of slim planks of plywood, organized perpendicularly to type a seat, armrests and backrest, with leather-covered cushions designed to ask leisure.

The Alcântara chair is made of easy plywood

Siza needed to make use of plywood due to the excessive diploma of sustainability and effectivity it affords within the manufacturing course of, whereas concurrently having a recent but heat and stylish character, in response to MOR.

Like its namesake riverside district in Lisbon, the Alcântara chair is supposed to be stress-free and alluring, providing a spot to destress with a guide or dialog.

Photo of the Alcântara chair by Álvaro Siza for MOR in a creative learning environment
Plywood was chosen for its sustainable credentials and heat character

“Its easy, minimalistic and timeless form permits it to slot in a wide range of eventualities and atmospheres, making it an ideal piece for dwelling areas and workplaces alike,” stated MOR.

The Alcântara chair is out there in three totally different woods — ash, oak or walnut — and with a selection of pure, brown or black leather-based for the upholstery.

Product: Alcântara
Designer: Álvaro Siza
Model: MOR
Contact: [email protected]

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