Industrial Design. Urban Design

Polyurethane Chair, 1970


Within the Metalúrgica da Longra strategy for product development, once the mastery of traditional technologies was consolidated, it was importante to incorporate the possibilities offered by some of the most recent production processes: the casting of parts in light metal alloys and the moulding of plastic materials. To this effect, experiments were conducted to produce rigid laminar chair shells, as a basis for upholstering, and solid structures made from rigid or flexible polyurethane foams. In all cases, the surrounding shell shapes – made possible through the use of those technologies – were a constant, which completely dominated the international market at the time.

Design project not executed.

  • Client

    Metalúrgica da Longra/Fernando Seixas

  • Other Collaborations

    Contributor: John David Bear

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