Leo Aerts, the designer

More than 35 years after his coffee table design for B&B Italia, Leo Aerts, interior architect and driving force behind Alinea, still designs functional objects with strong clear lines and an aesthetic appearance. In 1987, the Meta coffee table became a huge success for B&B Italia and Leo Aerts decided to pay more attention to furniture design in addition to his interior projects.

Designing has become part of his lifestyle. He swears by soberly designed, functional and timeless designs that can be passed on from generation to generation. Neither Leo nor his designs are easy to categorize. The common thread? Sustainable, characterful materials. According to Leo, quality must always take precedence over quantity. Long before sustainability, cradle to cradle, recycling and the circular economy were involved, all these aspects were already integrated into his design philosophy and designs. His designs have won numerous national and international awards, including the coveted German Red Dot Design Award, German Design Award, Good Design Award in Chicago and AZ Award in Toronto.


Alinea Design Objects, the brand

In 1995, the Ziggy vase marked the start of Alinea Design Objects, the label through which Leo Aerts’ designs are promoted and sold by distributors domestically and internationally. Ziggy became an enormous success with more than 15,000 units sold. The UFO serving dish set and the champagne cooler/flower vase Zubazuba followed shortly thereafter. The Visibile display cabinets, the Angelo M marble table collection, and the Angelo O cake stands can be found far beyond Europe.

Alinea Design Objects is dedicated to creating personalized designs, catering to the unique preferences and needs of their clients worldwide.

With the introduction of new creations including a marble stool, the Isola design rug, the captivating Visibile M display cabinet, and the new Nel Mezzo cabinet, Leo Aerts reaffirms his status as a versatile designer.

With a keen eye for timeless design and a commitment to sustainable materials, Alinea Design Objects continues to present exceptional pieces that leave a lasting impact on the world of design.