Barcelona, 2017

Project: Aura. 

Client: Alkimia.

Location: Alkimia Restaurant, Barcelona, Spain. 

Author: External Reference; Carmelo Zappulla & Chu Uroz. 

Team: Stuart Maggs. 

Aura was born in the sea along with other natural forms of life. She comes from the Mediterranean reefs, although she easily adapts to different environments. However, she seeks to be human, as her skeleton was purposefully designed to suit human bodily features. This allows her to foster a new form of comfort.
Moreover, the chair ergonomically adheres to and supports the lower part of the human back like a sports car seat. Each chair is unique: the aluminum cast used to make it is poured into a sand mold which is destroyed immediately afterward. This is why each Aura is a unique individual, exhibiting minimal, but perceptible variations. The chair’s aluminum pieces are welded together and polished by hand and once assembled, the chairs are upholstered in natural leather.