At the Furniture Fair 2002, Moroso appeared with a well structured, diversified offering. ‘Victoria and Albert’ was created with the goal of combining innovative design with comfort and a soft sitting experience, which as a concept was completely different to Ron Arad’s ‘upholstered sculptures’, which had been in Moroso’s catalogue for years, ideal for multiple people and different occasions.
Two upholstered chairs accompany a sofa which dominates: a ‘nice shape’, which hovers between design and functionality and knows how to combine passion for innovation and technology with a comfortably stretched out position without giving into the ‘dictatorship of giant pillows’. In this case the designer also didn’t want to create an icon, instead a product that could be used completely normally and had comfort to offer on top of aesthetics.
The name ‘Victoria and Albert’ is an homage to the famous London museum, where an important exhibition of selected works by Ron Arad was held in June 2000. The great success of the Victoria & Albert Collection was Moroso’s motivation for intensifying material and technological research without changing the formal characteristics.
The result is Little Albert, a dyed polyethylene chair produced in a rotation system: the shape is the same as the upholstered model though the material is different. Thanks to the features of this material, the chair can be used in private, public or open areas. The plastic used can withstand temperature fluctuations and natural light. Little Albert is mass-produced, fully recyclable and colourful.
The structure of the Little Albert chair (code 042) and tables is made from dyed, recyclable polyethylene in a rotation system. Little Albert is available in the following colours: translucent white, black, orange, yellow, red, fluoro green, green, fuchsia and the tables in translucent white and red.
Little Albert in the lacquered edition (code 161) is available in the colours white, black, silver, orange and red.