New at Wilkhahn: a work of art crafted in plastic

16.10.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany
With or without armrests, the structure of the frame with its distinctive three-dimensional seat shell looks seamless. Aula multipurpose chair, design: Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, photos: Wilkhahn

The new Aula, available from January 2018, is an exceptionally lightweight and hard-wearing multipurpose chair that offers superior comfort and support. Designer Wolfgang C.R. Mezger drew on decades of proven experience in the process. Comprehensive sitting tests consistently helped to hone the seat shell to perfection. Its three-dimensional form embraces people’s bodies and offers plenty of comfort and support due to its ergonomic seat and backrest contours and elasticity of the high-performance plastic.

 

The precise fit and surface quality of each of the all-plastic chair components chair represents a new benchmark in plastics processing. Aula multipurpose chair, design: Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, photo: Wilkhahn

The excellent quality of Aula’s design is its second stand-out feature. With or without armrests – the shell and frame are a harmonious unit that lend the chair a seamless look. The precise way all the parts fit and are connected places supreme demands on the materials and craftsmanship. Close collaboration with leading experts has succeeded in making all the parts of the frame from high-performance plastic, without requiring a steel core. The use of fibre-glass-reinforced Ultramid® means the chair only weighs 6.7 kg with and 6 kg without armrests.

 

Designs with and without armrests, six colours and four upholstery options create 48 basic types for a range of functional spaces and design concepts. Aula multipurpose chair, design: Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, photos: Wilkhahn

Despite the simplicity of Aula’s basic structure, the chair adapts to all sorts of functional and design requirements. Models with and without armrests, six colours and four upholstery options create 48 basic types. The areas Aula can be used in are equally diverse and range from canteens to recreational spaces in the very attractively priced, non-upholstered version, to seminar and lecture seating with upholstered seats, to an appealing solution for meetings with padding on the inside or an especially classy fully upholstered option.

 

All versions can be stacked up to 16 high and interlinked in rows. Aula multipurpose chair, design: Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, photo: Wilkhahn

All models can be stacked up to 16 high and used for all sorts of purposes. They come with sophisticated accessories, such as clip-on row and seat numbers, writing tablets that can be slotted on and folded up as well as matching inline connectors and four-wheeled trolleys.

 

You can find our „making-of film“ with statements by designer Wolfgang C.R. Mezger here:

For more information on the Aula multipurpose chair click here: www.wilkhahn.com/en/products/conference-and-visitor-chairs-seating/aula

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