Often the term "designer" is meaninglessly used to identify a given piece of furniture, such as a chair or table. It’s used to convey a sense of prestige and for this reason, at times, it’s perceived by the public as an adjective that defines an expensive product in a slightly veiled way. But that’s not the case.

Manufacturers of designer chairs make use of highly-skilled professionals who spend time studying and designing every last detail before starting production. And this is done to guarantee the end user quality, reliability and postural well-being.

It’s right to dwell on the details when you’re weighing up a piece of designer furniture and to carefully evaluate the product description, if possible, or to ask the shop assistant questions to figure out if what you're about to buy really is a quality product.

What goes into the production of designer chairs?

When you need to buy chairs, and you're in the market for designer chairs, you are faced with an overwhelming number of choices and you can end up just using price to discriminate between this one or that one, without giving enough thought to those details that really make the difference.

Before making decisions and deciding on your purchase it would be useful to read at least a part of the translation of the definition of design published on the Italian dictionary Treccani website:

The English term design, which literally means "project” or "design", refers to the process of designing any object: a piece of furniture, a machine, a coffee maker, an electronic device. The designer, very often an architect, is in fact the one who takes care of planning the creation of a product, by studying it carefully, through creating a series of drawings on paper or on the computer, through simulations and analysis of materials, efficiency and usefulness, but also the attractiveness of shapes".

The production of designer chairs begins with the creativity and expertise of one or more designers and the desire to put something competitive on the market in a sector in which there is certainly no shortage of alternatives.

The basic steps to produce designer chairs and tables

The stages that lead from an initial idea to the concrete production of designer chairs and tables involve many important steps which can be summarised as follows:

  • Creation of drawings on paper and/or digital media
  • 3D renderings which allow the details to be examined
  • Evaluation of the materials to be used
  • Prototyping
  • Functionality and resistance tests
  • Any eventual revisions to the project
  • Further tests to confirm optimisation
  • Project approval
  • Production and marketing

Every stage must be carefully managed to ensure there are no missteps and, above all, to ensure created piece of furniture is innovative, great looking and durable.


Italian designers: renowned maestros of style and quality

Italian designers enjoy a global reputation for their ability to combine artistic vision, the result of a heritage of a culture of beauty stretching back millennia, teamed with innovation and practicality. When applied to the world of furniture, these attitudes are what enable a company to produce furniture of superior quality and distinctive style.

Innovating new versions of objects found in all our homes for hundreds of years is always a challenge which presents many pitfalls. But designers must be willing to take risks to find solutions capable of meeting people’s evolving needs.

To obtain first-class results, designers must examine crucial factors such as the relationship between the object and its user, the materials used to manufacture the different parts of the furniture, and the various combinations of fabrics, colours, textures.

Only brilliant and visionary minds are able to design unconventional chairs and tables that amaze for their aesthetics and convince with their quality and attention to detail.

And it’s precisely by following this path, paved with creativity and expertise, that Albaplus designers carry forth the prestige of legendary Made in Italy quality, by creating unique chairs and tables.