“26.50 EUR per kilogram” Aluminum serie | Alexandre Xanthakis

• January 13, 2011

Greek designer Alexander Xanthakis designed the chair “26.50 EUR per kilogram” Aluminum serie. The chair has evolved, more versions are available, an aluminum structure instead of steel, a plywood seat, and a backless version.

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"26.50 EUR per kilogram" Aluminum serie - Prototype in steel, image courtesy Alexandre Xanthakis

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"26.50 EUR per kilogram" Aluminum serie, image courtesy Alexandre Xanthakis

+ Design statement by Alexander Xanthakis

Economical situation push young designers like me to think humbly in order to succeed. There is no money to spend in expensive furniture today, at least in Greece where I live. In order to sell my design, the object should be clear, strong and affordable: Minimal because it has to be.

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"26.50 EUR per kilogram" Aluminum serie - Explosion of parts, image courtesy Alexandre Xanthakis

The contradiction nowadays is the association of minimal design to luxury. A minimal object cannot be expensive; it is a need for the furniture market.

80 Euros per chair (26.50 EUR/Kg) is the production cost that I can’t exceed, the value at the moment when mounted pieces of material become furniture. This concrete limit constrains my process and pushes me to give an optimized product and a realistic project.

My methodology is to think in a minimalistic way from the raw material, during the production labor, until the way of selling the final product. Each constituting details should satisfy both structural aesthetical and economical function.

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"26.50 EUR per kilogram" Aluminum serie - Details, image courtesy Alexandre Xanthakis

+ Technical data

Designer: Alexandre Xanthakis
Dimension: H80xD50xW40cm
Seat Height: 46 cm
Weight: 3 Kg
Material: Aluminum
Seat options: Pine Plywood seat or Polyurethane foam.
Mounting: 5 parts mounted with screws.
Patern.pending: 20100600212

+ All images courtesy Alexandre Xanthakis

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Category: Design, Furniture

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