Adell by Lievore + Altherr Désile Park have designed for Arper the lounge chair Adell. Soft and welcoming, with a shell in recycled material and removable padding, Adell puts into practice the principles of sustainable design

With its rounded lines, the Adell armchair by Lievore + Altherr Désile Park evokes a soothingly natural shape. The shell made from 80% recycled polypropylene with fully removable padding thanks to the absence of glues are special features of Arper's latest proposal, conceived with a focus on environmental sustainability. Soft and lightweight, yet strong and compact, this elegant chair has been designed as a crossover product, ideal both for indoor and outdoor settings. To meet different needs and uses the shell is available in a wide range of versions: fully upholstered or in distinctively textured polypropylene, to be combined with a cushion, applied rigid or removable padded, or in soft upholstery for the whole front part. 

The technique of laser etching was used to evoke the idea of ​​nature – the source of inspiration for the seashell shape imagined by the designer Alberto Lievore – and create the optimal visual thickness. And a lot of work also went into the fully hand-drawn lines of the printed texture, replicated on the structure by laser etching. Adell is available with metal or wooden legs or in the version with a metal glide base. These configurations, combined with timeless styling, create a product with great durability, designed to reduce waste and adding refuse to the environment.

At a glance

What is it?
A lounge chair that welcomes and enfolds, suitable for indoor and outdoor settings:  lounge areas, waiting rooms, communal spaces in schools and hotels, residential spaces.
What is the design concept?
Smooth as a pebble, soft as a mound of moss, Adell’s rounded lines evoke a fascinating natural presence.
How is it made?
The shell is made of 80% recycled polypropylene. The seat is fully upholstered in polypropylene, to be combined with different types of cushions, or with a soft covering for the front part. The base has  metal or wood legs, or metal for the glide version.
How it is produced and where?
The shell is injection molded in post-industrial recycled material. The supports are made of curved plywood or metal rod or tubing bent and welded. Adell is completely produced in Italy.
How is it manufactured?
The production systems are industrial with a component of expert craft workmanship in the creation of the texture and upholstery.
What makes it special?
Attention to reuse and recovery. The shell is made of 80% recycled polypropylene while the padding, fully removable and free from glues, makes for easy dismantling at the end of the life cycle.
What is it like?
Sustainable, welcoming and light.