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Giovanni Baccolini >
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Conference/Meeti...-Conference hall seating >
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GENESIS, from Greek genesis, birth, origin. No name would have been more appropriate for this splendid product that Giovanni Baccolini was able to draw with the usual stylistic ability but also with a great planning capability. GENESIS may, indeed, be considered as the “origin” of a new generation of armchairs for public areas, based on an exclusive concept of body bolster, the true “Heart” of the system.

Manufacturing features

Fully dismountable armchair with separate elements. The seat is made of tubular steel with elasticised bearing belts while the backrest is made of 13.5 mm beech ply-wood, varnished in natural colour at sight, with a padded and upholstered beech panel or completely padded and upholstered and with the lower part of the rear backrest in painted sheet-steel. The padding of the seat is filled with self-extinguishing polyurethane, cold-foamed, without the use of CFC, with the average thickness of 95 mm and the minimum density 55 kg/m3. The padding of the back is filled with self-extinguishing contoured polyurethane foam, with the average thickness of 65 mm and the density 40 kg/m3. The armchair has the Class 1 IM Certificate for flame retardancy issued by the Italian Ministry of the Interior. The tip-up movement of the seat works by gravity. The side is made of structural steel with padded side panels, or in varnished wood. The armrest can be padded and upholstered or in natural varnished wood. The anti-panic writing tablet is made of HPL material, 8 mm thick, with rounded edges, black colour; the anti-panic device is steel made. The triangular bearing beam is made of extruded structural aluminium, with a base of 90mm and a height of 120 mm. The leg is made of circular tubular steel, diameter 80x3 mm, welded to a 4 mm thick circular drawn steel foot with three holes for floor fixing. It is available also with free-standing feet made of oval tubular steel,
diameter mm 60x30x2, which can be equipped with adjustable glides, rubber suckers (diameter 87 mm) or with adjustable glides and dual-wheel castors. All visible metal parts are in V1 grey aluminium colour painted with epoxy scratch-resistant powders. The separate writing table, which is quickly rectractable, has an circular tubular steel leg, dimensions 80x3 mm, welded to a 4 mm thick circular drawn steel foot with three holes for floor fixing. The table top is available in bilaminated wood conglomerate or in MDF and PVC vacuum formed, both with finishing scratch-resistant. The standard depth is 350 mm, with a thickness of 20 mm. The table top supports are made of reinforced nylon.