contemporary chair / with armrests / ergonomic / 100% recyclable
NANTES by Vora Arquitectes

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Characteristics

  • Style:

    contemporary

  • Options:

    with armrests, ergonomic, 100% recyclable

  • Material:

    stainless steel, fiber-reinforced concrete

  • Location:

    outdoor

  • Market:

    for public spaces

  • Color:

    gray, beige

Description

The Nantes chair model was designed based on a contemporary interpretation of furniture archetypes and the structural and formal possibilities of Escofet’s UHPC-Slimconcrete. A tensioned membrane, resolved with the lowest possible thickness and inserted into an independent, self-stabilising metal structure.

Inspired by the design of mass-produced, low-cost seats with metal structures and a tensioned fabric, we associated the characteristics of the behaviour of this material and the shapes it generates with the possibilities offered by UHPC-Slimconcrete in the site furnishings field.

The Nantes chair is reminiscent of mass-produced textile furniture. Fabrics hung on lightweight metal structures, sometimes folded, with the structure and membrane being completely independent. The lightweight nature of the UHPC-Slimconcrete products makes them easy to transport and reduces energy consumption in their fabrication. Their 100% recyclable material composition optimises their life cycle.

The bench is made from a single piece of UHPC-Slimconcrete. Solid machined, folded stainless steel profile structure. The Nantes chair is installed on the paving, anchored with threaded rods fastened with resin. In the case of a detachable installation, the anchorage is executed with through-bolts and expansion plugs.

Materials: Color-waterproofed UHPC Concrete Stainless steel AISI 316L

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