The Aviva series is a collection of folding chairs designed by Marc Berthier at the end of the 70’s in response to the mobility of the urban lifestyle. It was manufactured by Magis for 20 years, and restyled in 2010. Aviva chairs fold completely flat, and are designed for high-standard industrial manufacturing, with just 2 sections of beech wood forming the frames, which are joined together by small metal parts. The specific kinematics of the folding seat demand absolute precision, of a kind rarely required in woodworking.
- Solid beech, natural or painted
- Without Arm
- Height: 80 cm / 31.5 inch
- Depth: 42 cm / 16.5 inch
- Width: 47 cm / 18.5 inch
- Seat Height: 46 cm / 8.5 inch
- Seat Folded Height: 87 cm / 34.25 inch
Magis gives you more choices—for indoors and out, for the lounge, the café, the patio, the lobby, the classroom. By combining craft with industrial process Magis products deliver beyond expectations. It makes sense, since Magis means “more than” in Latin. While delivering more, Magis uses less—material and energy—a commitment Magis shares with Herman Miller. A belief in authored design is another; Magis works with top designers from around the world, such as Michael Young who, in 2001, designed a fun and very functional doghouse. Check out all the over 200 Magis products GR Shop has to offer.
Magis Aviva Folding Chair, Sold In Set of 2 Designed by:
- Marc Berthier , 1979
Designer and architect Marc Berthier works mainly around industrial product design. He works in France with Lexon, in Italy with MAGIS, in Germany with Black Design, in Hong Kong with Hedworth, and in Japan with Dé Signe.
He has received the following awards: Grand Prix National de la Création Industrielle, René Gabriel Award, Compasso d’Oro ADI 1991 and 1994, Forum Design Awards 1995, 1997, 1998, Design Plus 1999, American Design Award 1999.
His creations have been selected for the permanent collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Arts-Décoratifs Museum and the Fond National d’Art Contemporain in France, and the MoMA in New York.
Marc Berthier is “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” and has also received the “Médaille de l’Art et de l’Industrie”. He was the French representative at the EC for the “Maison Européenne” commission. In 2002 he founded Eliumstudio in Paris, together with his daughter Élise, Pierre Garner and Frédéric Lintz, joined later by Anne Klepper.