The choice of resistant and comfortable chairs is essential for any public venue, especially if attended by many people, as we have already explored in the articles dedicated to the Osaka Sangyo University canteen project or to the National Taipei University of Technology library.
Today we’ll take you to another of these places, more precisely to Muttenz, Switzerland, to discover the Colos chairs that were selected for the FHNW University canteen area.
A creative and cosmopolitan environment
FHNW is one of the leading Swiss universities of arts and applied sciences, offering a wide range of degree courses featuring both a strong practical approach and innovative research. Appreciated worldwide, it is a diversified and sought-after training institution, both for students and companies’ partnerships. The university includes nine different locations spread across the cities of Basel, Brugg-Windisch, Olten and Muttenz. And it is precisely in the latter that the Colos chairs were inserted in the canteen spaces.
Every year around 4,500 people from over 60 countries study, research and work here, attracted by degree and training courses that touch on various disciplinary fields, such as Architecture, Engineering, Mechatronics, Geomatics, Life Sciences, Education and Social Services. This creates a varied and lively setting, where different interests, languages and cultures meet, whose coexistence is also supported by the architectural context.
From the outside, you are immediately struck by the large campus park, featuring an interesting design, with a wide choice of cultural and sports activities to offer students and university staff plenty of leisure and recreation opportunities.Even inside, there is no shortage of spaces specifically designed to encourage sociality and the exchange of ideas and opinions.
One of these spaces is the canteen. And we move there to discover which Colos chairs were selected for this environment.
Apparently light shapes, but with a strong structure, eye-catching geometries and top comfort: Split chairs, designed by Francesco Meda, are absolutely perfect for breaking up the monotony of such a large space, while ensuring excellent functionality.
Among the various proposals from the collection, for this space the version in highly resistant aubergine-colored plastic was selected. A joyful and perfect touch for such a lively place.