The designer wanted to develop a shape that follows the natural contours of the body, but not as a rigid shell, but as a flexible length of material stretched between two supports that follows the natural shape of the body.
A narrow plastic strip running the length of the material acts as reinforcement. The material is held in place by inserting it into the slits on the outer edge of the frame. Experiments with different cladding materials then resulted in an upholstered sandwich structure consisting of two layers of “Nauga skins” filled with a thin vinyl-foam and vinyl wadding, sewn 1 7/8 inches apart using a high-frequency welding technique. Initially designed for outdoor use, the first mass-produced aluminum comfort seats are now only used indoors.
Scale : 1:6
Height 14 x Width:10 cm x Depth 10 cm