Stool BINARIA

by barcelona design

€ 494.00

Color
Red
White
Black
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Design by Dr. Jordi Badia and Otto Canalda
Year of release: 2010

Size:Ø61,5x62/82cm
Material: Structure and level in steel with matt poliester powder coating White RAL 1013, red RAL 3002 and black RAL 9005, seat in injected integral polyuretane. Gas piston for height adjustment ( 200mm) in steel metallic finish. Nylon castors with grey rubber cover.
It is one of the most singular pieces of recent years. It is the work of a doctor, Jordi Badía, and industrial designer Otto Canalda. It is not simply a stool, this is a seat with medical prescription. It is specially recommended for all those activities which are undertaken in a seated position but require mobility. There are many of these in the working ambit: from the dentist to the supermarket cashier. The shapes of the seat, which are patented, guarantee the most beneficial position for the back with respect to the legs. At exactly 135º. The shapes have been developed from a meticulous anthropometric study and are characterised by a central division, which makes it natural to separate the legs and so achieve stability for the coxofemoral joint. Binaria is a chair which feels good. It has had time to demonstrate this fact. It first appeared in 2003 in the catalogue of the Oken company, which no longer exists. BD Barcelona Design now includes the chair in its own catalogue with three classic finishes – black, white and red –.
Since its origins in the 1970’s, BD has always been an atypical company. Its founders and still current owners, who come from an architectural background rather than the business field, have oriented BD’s production from the very start by cultivating beauty, in some cases above their function. Accompanied with artisanal processes instead of mass production, the new products always have more proximity to art than industrial design. Characterised by superior quality, short-series productions (and on occasion limited editions), and unique pieces due to crafted manufacturing. In the 80’s, BD pleasantly surprised by editing Gaudí’s furniture for his famous buildings and in the early 90’s, BD again astounded by introducing an exclusive first collection of furniture and lamps designed by Dalí. Recently the Collections and Designers with an accentuated artistic profile like Jaime Hayon and Doshi Levien, continue to point the way where design and art meet together.