Design Stories – What is behind the design of Aleta?
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Design Stories – What is behind the design of Aleta?

28 July, 2022

Viccarbe’s Founder, Victor Carrasco, met designer Jaime Hayon on a plane years ago and from that moment he envisioned that someday they would design something together:

“I still remember when I met Jaime on a plane a few years ago. But who is this guy wearing blue shoes? An artist? A designer? Maybe an actor? I didn’t understand a thing… I only knew that his green chickens and impossible figures captivated me, a rationalist and minimalist person. It was such a great flight. Jaime is a catalyst, like a “Mary Poppins” capable of dismantling you with pure talent and energy. When I landed, I knew that Jaime and Viccarbe would one day create a project in unison, and it wouldn’t be just any project: it would be the project.”

Design Stories – What is behind the design of Aleta?

In 2017 the Aleta collection saw the light, combining the organic and friendly shapes of the artist-designer with the comfort provided by Viccarbe’s Mediterranean influence.

Today, Aleta is one of our great icons. A best-seller capable of adapting to all kinds of scenarios and needs, it has managed to be an essential part in numerous international projects such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the McDonald’s Global HQ in Chicago, the Takasaki theatre in Japan, the Goutal flagship store in Hong Kong, the DIOR offices in Paris, or the Regus and Spaces coworkings, among others.

Design Stories – What is behind the design of Aleta?

Hayon, the undisputed international reference of Spanish design, designed a collection inspired by the silhouette and elegant movements of sharks. The details in the structure of the base and the soft curve of the backrest reflects the designer’s eclectic personality and his unmistakable flair that fuses art and design.

Comprising a chair, armchair, stool and side table, the versatility of Aleta is infinite and allows to furnish both workspaces and restaurants, hotels, and homes. To meet the needs of any project, the collection offers a wide range of upholsteries and bases, in metal or wood.

Design Stories – What is behind the design of Aleta?

Discover the whole collection below.

Aleta chair

Aleta lounge chair

Aleta stool

Aleta low table