Some languages, for instance Dutch and German, use the word “bank” for both a bank (the building as well as the company) and for a bench. Foster and Partners have built a new office for a Moroccan bank around an striking concrete bench that functions as a centerpiece of the building. It is placed under the dome – frequently used in Moroccan buildings – and connecting with it.
Vitra has posted an interesting compilation of photos on the company’s Facebook page: the album showcases the brand’s chairs used in some of the world’s airports. Here below are a few teasers, visit the original post for the rest.
The Norman Foster 75th Birthday “Light” Emeco 20-06 Chair
We made one 20-06 chair for Norman Foster’s 75th birthday hand polished. It took about 26 hours! The profiles are so slim, that the slightest wrong movement and the entire chair has to be done again. We never offer the chair in polished, just brushed anodized, but you can see its magnificent! If we had charged for it, it would have been $10,000.-
Its still in the Foster Office, I think. No one sits in it 😉
Emeco www.emeco.net All-aluminum stacking chairs, armchairs, stools, bar tables, and standard tables available Constructed with 80 percent recycled content Multiple back and seat options Designed by Foster + Partners (via On the Catwalk)