Sunday, March 27, 2011
The seat and backrest benefit from ventilated slots throughout. This reduces weight, increases user comfort and creates a visually stimulating aesthetic for the students of today. The chair’s simple yet effective height mechanism prevents accidental release and requires the student to stand to adjust the height. The chair’s legs protrude from back, while incorporating a footrest. This allows the student complete freedom of leg movement. The front wings at either side of the seat are completely flexible. This patented design prevents build up of pressure under the student’s legs, while the resistive feedback encourage the students to continually move their legs playfully, increasing blood flow and muscle use.
The desk profile incorporates an elbow rest, where students can perch themselves during task work. This decreases load on their mid-sections. The profile, from co-extruded hollow-section polycarbonate, incorporates a soft rubberised working surface (in orange). This provides a warm tactile surface that can resist abuse, prevent books from slipping, and can be easily cleaned. A storage trough, at the rear of the desk, includes a book ledge for when students are copying from text books. An accessories tray hooks onto the desk edge and is replaceable with a Lego base, or arts and crafts palette. This “hot-swap” system is developable, and makes task change-over much faster, and tidier.
TETRA is a new ecological product that transforms a thin and breakable foil of wood into incredible strong and flexible materials, without modifying the complexity and the sense of touch of its nature. Table is one of the best example to have a real experience with the new material. The rounded shape is a good geometrical concept to break the ordinary and to use the flexible applications of TETRA. TETRA is Gualeni way to introduce the products and to invite everyone to think outside the box and to be extraordinary.
Daniele loves the sense of touch of these materials, the possibility to flex it and to use it to break the concept of planar surface (especially when we think about wood or a mirror we think about a rigid plane). The structure of TETRA is realized in rotational molding process, 100% LDPP. TETRA is easy to re-cycle, you have less than the 0.5% of the product in different materials. The film on the TOP is 100% ecologically friendly, easily removed and to be re-used. Obviously, TETRA is still looking out for a producer.