Armadillo 5
February 3, 2020
Armadillo 1
February 3, 2020


Design Rainer Bachschmid

Armadillo / 2

Armadillo, this animal is well-known for the strength and resistance of its carapace, which is the cover and protection of the most soft and delicate part of its belly. From the distinctive features of this animal completed with a touch of elegance and superior quality which always distinguishes the Company, Altek Italia Design takes inspiration from this collection of office seating. The solid structure made in cast aluminum and steel together with the strong wooden shell represents the “skeleton” of the product, while the soft upholstery and cover in first quality Italian leather disclose its more refined face. Armadillo, the nature which becomes elegance.


Art and Know-How Experience

There is a term, coined by ancient philosophy, which indicates the purpose, the aim of things, but also the intentionality that objects have according to their own objectives: the telos. The telos of Altek Italia Design is to provide emotions. Armadillo executive armchair is the result of the combination of the designer’s imagination and the technical and production capacity of our company. The product was designed to seek a positive emotion of pleasure, elegance, imagination, joy, relaxation, and high-quality certified Made in Italy.


It’s all about the leather

In the long and fascinating creation of Armadillo, the use and choice of leather play two essential roles. Our selected leather suppliers invest in certifications, as a communication tool of their daily commitment, to guarantee product quality policies, reliability of production processes, and environmental compatibility of manufacturing. The legacy we have had, for over a century, in the production of furnishing elements covered in leather, finds its highest expression of outcome in this executive armchair Armadillo.


Finishes and customizations

We have created solutions and color combinations that are timelessly classic as well as modern and avant-garde. Bronze or 24-carat pure gold plating helps embellish the structure of Armadillo. Gold is a symbol of artistic craftsmanship to a universal language. An expression of classicism, elegance, luxury and refinement. Armadillo 24-karat gold is available in polished, matte, or champagne pink gold versions. The glossy or matte lacquered wood version matches the monochrome painted frame that wraps, with character, the soft silhouette of the backrest, seat and armrests.

All models in the Armadillo collection can be embellished with sparkling Swarovski® intaglio buttons. These are applied strictly by hand to decorate Armadillo’s seat and back. Delicate in appearance, this armchair becomes a delight to the eyes of the beholder. The version with Swarovski® buttons mixes the purity of crystal and the value of a handcrafted product. Armadillo thus becomes a clear language, the expression of an inanimate object capable of communicating the personality of the person who chooses it. To encourage a moment of relaxation or to be a executive armchair, because every moment is good to sit well.


The Armadillo collection was designed by Rainer Bachschmid. All models in the collection can be customized with several finishes. The Armadillo collection is patent items.




Swivel armchair with low back- with 5 star polished aluminum base pneumatic height adjustment- synchron mechanism with knob to adjust the tension and with the possibility to look the position in 5 different positions. Seat, back and arms upholstered and covered in first quality Italian leather, in several finishes.


  • Backrest height: 54 cm | 21.3 in
  • Overall height: 109/99 cm | 42.9 to 19.6 in
  • Backrest width: 56 cm | 22.1 in
  • Arm width: 48 cm | 18.9 in
  • Gross weight: kg. 41.20 | 90.83 lb
  • Net weight: kg. 31 | 68.4 lb
  • Vol.: 0.575 m3