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FT10 Wrimatic auditorium seating
Designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney is something of a local wonder.
Gehry is known for his use of fluid shapes throughout his buildings - which includes the Guggenheim Bilbao - and 320,000 custom-designed bricks were used to create the curving sandstone structure here.
Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove called the building "the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag I've ever seen" and Gehry himself acknowledged the comparison whilst explaining his need for flexibility and movement within the design.
When fitting out the lecture theatre within this prestigious building Ferco was given a remit to match the flexibility of the architecture; complementing the modern aesthetic while also being practical in meeting students' and lecturers' requirements.
With a high-specification executive seat required for this project, the FT10 Wrimatic seat was selected as a perfect solution. Featuring a luxurious high back and contemporary styling, the FT10 Wrimatic delivers a perfect balance of ergonomic and posture support while fitting perfectly within its surroundings.
The versatile FT10 seat also includes Ferco's A3 Wrimatic tablet - the most robust writing tablet on the market. Effectively mirroring Gehry's fluid and flexible building design, the Wrimatic tablet operates in a continuous movement to stow away perfectly when not in use.
Ferco Seating is extremely pleased to have been involved with this ambitious project and is proud that the FT10 Wrimatic is enhancing the student experience in one of the most inventive university buildings in the world.