client: Altra Design

project name: altra-ergo, little-partner, and smooth-table

designer credits: peter solomon design

awards: Good Design Award 2004, Good Design Award 2007

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Altra Design Product Line

Peter solomon began to realize that his skills in design and knowledge of production could revolutionize a mass consumed product which not yet the focus of designers or brand name companies. Peter solomon identified investors and business partners, created a business plan and opened the company Altra Design, specializing plastic stacking outdoor furniture with high quality and design at an accessible price.

He grew this start up from the ground up as well, directing all aspects of the business. Altra’s products won international design awards and have been featured in numerous publications. They have been sold in 7 counties and became icons of plastic furniture industry.

The first product shown, altra-ergo is a well designed, low cost stacking outdoor chair for the mass markets. It is winner of Good Design 2004, and has been published in numerous magazines and books. Its gracious armrests and ergonomic shape give wonderful comfort to the users, the vented backrest and seat provide breathability and flexibility where needed. The aesthetics are clean and classical and go well in many domestic settings outside as well as in-doors.

The smooth-table was next introduced and was a successful flat-packed dining table with simple 3 step assembly. It was made to fit 4 altra-ergo chairs or to be placed one next to another to make a longer dining table.

The little-partner table co-designed by Peter solomon and Toshi Satoji. It won another Good Design award in 2007. It is a revolutionary stacking table, since it has inset solid tubular legs rather than flimsy angled external sheet legs like all the other stacking tables, it is robust able to hold incredible weights. To create the stacking feature a small clover shaped cover is supplied snapped to the underside of the table at 45-degree angle. They stack easily one above the other in just 25 mms of offset. When a buyer takes one home, he simply removes the clover cover from underneath and snaps it onto the top to make a flat solid table.