william sawaya: vicka technogel seats
 
william sawaya: vicka technogel seats
apr 20, 2013

william sawaya: vicka technogel seats

vicka, arm chair designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

 

the new seating collection ‘vicka’ for sawaya&moroni uses technogel®

 

william sawaya discovered THE gel of the latest generation, developed and improved with new and durably high-performance finishes, giving it a major new application as the distinctive trait in the shape and colour of chairs, sofas and poufs in two different sizes.

 

the main feature which makes technogel® superior to any other product in the market today is its 3D deformation properties and its shape memory. when is pressed by the body technogel® moulds itself to each individual’s shape by deforming along all three axes: ‘up-down’, ‘right-left’ and ‘frontward-backward’. normal padding materials tend, on the other hand, to deform only in the ‘up-down’ direction, causing a considerable accumulation of pressure in the direct contact zones.

 

in this case, the intentionally graphic and functional steel support structure tends to disappear as a basic structural sign, so as to bring out the qualities of colour material extended to the entire surface of the seat and backrest, which flow seamlessly as a continuous element, articulated by a decorative and structural custom pattern with an archetypal, ancestral flavour.

 

with this series of furnishings, the designer has created a variety of approaches and figures with the common denominator of an ideal tension focused on the potential of a continuous surface when it serves as a structural element, providing plastic volume, expressiveness and material substance, and is capable of generating forms. in this case, diversified furnishings for everyday living.

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

 

comparative laboratory tests demonstrate that technogel® cushions gives, after one hour, a pressure reduction of around 20% in average and of around 60% in peaks, with benefits to blood circulation.

 

it does not harden or age and keeps its elastic-mechanical properties over a considerable time. laboratory tests have demonstrated that it is able to withstand more than 300.000 pressure cycles without deformation, against the 6000 of normal gels.

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, ottoman designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, ottoman designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, ottoman designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, ottoman designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, ottomans designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair + ottoman designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, sofa designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, sofa designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, sofa designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, sofa designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

 

william sawaya: vicka technogel seatsvicka, arm chair + sofa designed by william sawayaimage © sawaya & moroni

 

  • Very good idea and design . Congragilations !

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