Can we sit comfortably in a public area? Can we choose the best view, turn our back to it or simply not be seen? The Sol urban chair is made from UHPC-Slimconcrete and can be swivelled at will in a complete arc of 360º. It is anchored with a single central foot and can even be positioned so that it faces the sun.
According to the author, the Sol chair was the result of the suggestion made by Enric Pericas, Escofet’s Urban Elements Director to Diego Fortunato when designing a swivel chair for use in urban areas.
Its exquisite ergonomics and special rotating characteristic makes it possible to place the chair in the position desired by the user, adding a higher grade of accessibility as compared to other fixed urban chairs. The Sol chair design is resolved with two pieces which, thanks to the lightweight nature of UHPC-Slimconcrete, allow for stackable, efficient storage, economical transport and great ease in placing it on the site.
A swivel chair with an organic appearance made up of two UHPC-Slimconcrete pieces: One rotating seat part and a cylindrical support anchored to the ground. The assembly system is formed by a shaft and a nylon bearing that require no maintenance and enable the seat to be rotated. Anchored to the foundation by a central foot and a single bolt recessed or fastened to the slab with a plate and four screws, with both systems concealed beneath the paving. Sol is appropriate for inclined surfaces and always remains in a vertical position, without any alteration in its comfortable ergonomics.