Key facts

Product:
Nantes
Family:
Nantes
Manufacturer:
Escofet 1886 >
Designer:
Vora Arquitectura >
Architonic ID:
1570708
Country:
Spain
Launched:
2018
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >

Product description

UHPC concrete (Slimconcrete®) / Standard color chart / Out of the mould / Interior relief surface (1mm). / Stainless steel supports, sandblasted finish. / Anchored with screws or epoxy resin / Chair: 55x66x88cm: 48 Kg; Chair with armrest: 64x66x88cm: 52 Kg.

Product family

Concept

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.