A violin as inspiration. And not just any violin. A Stradivarius. From the shapes that define the seat and backrest, the similarity with this instrument. A chair that Oscar Tusquets Blanca designed in the 80’s and that has become a classic and a reference in contemporary design.
The family expands and the Varius Auditorium chair is born, installed for the first time at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
An seat with special acoustic characteristics, thanks to the incorporation of a Helmholtz resonator in the lower part of the seat, which, with the seat unoccupied, provides the same degree of absorption that a seated person would provide, so that the reverberation time of the room is hardly affected whatever the occupancy of the same.
In its design, the Varius seat combines the precision of the construction details with the use of materials never before used in the manufacture of seats.
Aluminum is the material from which all structural elements are made. The seat and backrest are made of cast aluminum, with ergonomic shapes. They are the structural support on which the polyurethane foam cushions are foamed, which are finished with covers made of fireproof fabrics or grain leather.
Uniquely shaped side feet made of cast aluminum, finished with epoxy polyester coating. They allow the seat to be installed on flat floors or with different degrees of inclination.
Armrests made of integral polyurethane foam injection.
Seat with folding seat by counterweight system, which does not require any type of maintenance and determines a perfect alignment of the seats with the unoccupied seats.
USES AND APPLICATIONS OF THE VARIUS SEAT
Seat with a 52 cm width between axles, which places the height of the backrest at 82 cm. With the seat folded down, the seat depth is 47 cm, allowing it to be installed in small rows, while maintaining large circulation areas between rows.
Varius is a seat for auditoriums and theaters due to its special acoustic characteristics, but it can be installed in all types of assembly halls. It also has a laterally folding writing desk as a complement, which provides the user with a very comfortable and rigid work surface.
VARIUS SUSTAINABLE SEAT
This product allows the use of upholstery woven with polyester yarns made from recycled PET bottles. In addition, to ensure the closing of the materials cycle, each and every element used in its manufacture can be recycled separately, thus reducing the ecological footprint.