Surface Finishes, Furniture & Fittings, Art & Decoration, Designer Projects
Other ESI.info sites    Advertise     
 
 
 
Sector Education
Project type New build
Services provided Design
Product manufacture
Product supply
Installation
Project location Outside the UK
Products used FT10 Wrimatic auditorium seating
 
 

Context

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.

Requirement

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.

Result

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.


Context

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.

Requirement

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.

Result

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.


 
 
 
Downloads
  • F10 Wrimatic data sheet
    F10 Wrimatic data sheet
    1pp 124 KB
    Download
  • F10 Wrimatic specifications drawing
    F10 Wrimatic specifications drawing
    1pp 108 KB
    Download
  • Ferco education seating brochure
    Ferco education seating brochure
    17pp 3.1MB
    Download


Related entries

  • Ferco Seating Systems: FT10 Turn & Learn swivel chair with Wrimatic tablet
    FT10 Turn & Learn swivel chair with Wrimatic tablet
    Ferco Seating Systems
    The FT10 Turn & Learn lecture theatre seats have an integrated A3 Wrimatic tablet and can rotate 360° to enable students to work in groups without having to leave their seats. The Wrimatic tablet stows neatly when not in use. The interior of both the tip-up seat and backrest are sprung and has a thick padding. The backrest is contoured to provide...
    Product, 28 April 2017

Also by Ferco Seating Systems

Ferco Seating Systems address and contact details

Ferco Seating Systems Ltd
Unit 28
Atcham Business Park
Shrewsbury
SY4 4UG
Tel: 01743 761244
Fax: 08458 123 101
View on map
 
Follow Ferco Seating Systems
 
Not found what you're looking for? View other options

Email Ferco Seating Systems

Auditorium seating for Frank Gehry's 'Brown Paper Bag' Edit subject line