Eddy: the champion's rest
Tags: Alain Gilles | armchair | Bonaldo | cycling | Eddy | furniture | interior | news 2017 | Salone del Mobile
May 2017 – 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia
July 2017 - 104th edition of the Tour de France
The Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France are two of the most eagerly awaited events in the world of cycling and of sports in general. Hard physical efforts have created celebrities whose fame goes beyond cycling enthusiasts, turning two sporting events into tradition and culture. Adrenalin and excitement accompany each leg of the race but, once the last kilometre is reached, it's necessary to think about the essential comfort and relaxation.
Bonaldo has interpreted these needs in its new Eddy armchair, designed by Alain Gilles and presented at the Salone del Mobile 2017 of Milan. For this design, the Belgian designer drew his inspiration directly from the world of cycling: for the name he was inspired by the famous cyclist, his fellow countryman and undisputed champion in this field while the shape recalls the styling and characteristics of the fixie bike, a vintage fixed-gear bicycle that is lightweight and minimal. Alain Gilles studied accurately every accessory and detail of these bicycles - from the frame to the release mechanism and side bags - to interpret them in the realization of each element of the armchair.
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