production and sales/ escofet
production and sales/ since 2018
design/ vora (pere buil, toni riba)
design team/ adrià guardiet, charles dujardin
photographs/ adrià goula, escofet
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 current, shared taste for simplicity and a certain “revival” of objects that we associate with the pleasure of our childhood summer holidays is patent in the Nantes chair, associated with situations of leisure and relaxation in our collective memory, and inspired by massproduced, low-cost textile furniture. Fabrics hung on lightweight metal structures, sometimes folded, with the structure and membrane being completely independent.
Delta Awards 2018 finalist
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.