Porto Relax Chair by Frans Schrofer - Studio Schrofer

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Porto

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Relax Chair

INSPIRATION:
Satellites and radars, a global necessity for the modern age on their ability to transmit and receive signals for intelligence gathering. Their stealthy design determines the maximum range of vision, their accuracy of locating and their ability to distinguish and detect targets. We incorporated elements of satellites and radars to create a vividly attractive relax chair to send strong non-verbal signals of confidence, intelligence and elegance.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Porto addresses style, comfort and privacy requirements for the aesthetically discerning home owner. The signature feature of the Porto is the elliptically shaped headrest that enhances the visual appearance of the occupant while ensuring privy reception of the relaying party. Porto is sculptural and dynamic with converging angles and curves shaped to embrace the body. The 360 degrees swivel and tilt mechanism, responds to the body movements and is assembled in the base of the seat and upholstered afterwards for a seamless appearance.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Porto is a personal harbor of warmth, artistic expression and ultimate privacy, embracing the body from head to to (with the accompanying footrest) supporting lower back in ergonomic perfection. The swivel mechanism widens the perspective of the user while focusing on topic. The tilt mechanism responds to the body movements. Addressing privacy, communication, comfort needs and style requirements of aesthetically sensitive individuals, Porto by BoConcept delivers all within financial affordability.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Porto is designed by Studio Schrofer for BoConcept which is located in Denmark. The project is finished and presented to the market in 2021.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Porto is produced in a one-mold cold foam technology with a metal frame insert for reinforcement. The swivel and tilt mechanism provides a 360 degrees panoramic experience which widens the perspective while focusing on topic. The tilt mechanism responds to the body movement and is assembled in the base of the seat and upholstered afterwards for a seamless appearance. BoConcept provides an extensive array of fabrics and leathers for personal customization for any interior.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Product Dimensions: Height: 1080 mm Width: 780 mm Depth: 850 mm Seat height: 410 mm Height of armrest: 520 mm

TAGS:
Relax Chair, Swivel Mechanism, Tilt Mechanism, Armchiar, fauteuil, BoConcept, Studio Schrofer, Furniture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The Covid pandemic accelerated the demand for relax chairs as more professionals and students required both privacy and comfort shifting from on-site work/school locations to home-work/study mobile locations. According to the 2020 consensus teleworking more than a third of the households with median incomes of $65,100/yr. teleworked (doubled from the previous year). For those in a higher income bracket of $200,000/yr. the percentage who converted to teleworking was even higher, 73.1%. As teleworking increased, so was the demand on the networks, satellites, digital communications. This directly affected on how home furniture was used as a "substitute" for work furniture. Kitchen tables and chairs were not the most ergonomic solution to replace work desks and chairs. Background clutter and noise distracted the transmitting message and messenger. An ergonomic and auditory shield would not only protect the seater from distractions, but also create an enhanced radar like focus. The curvilinear shape and concave form inspired on radars, satellites and telecommunication technology inspired the shape of the frame. A 360 degree rotating swivel mechanism would enable the seaters to literally shift their perspective away from distractions. A tilt mechanism embedded in the seat and activated on the right hand side lever would provide a repose (to induce those power naps, scientifically proven to enhance concentration) as well as accommodate natural movement of the body to prevent muscular-skeletal stress. Naturally a footrest was designed as added as an accessory to relieve blood stagnation in the legs.

CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2021-06-23 15:05:42

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #4: Photographer Christian B, Porto, 2021.
Image #5: Photographer St├ęphane Maffait, Porto, 2021.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Frans Schrofer, 2019

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
BoConcept

PROFILE:
BoConcept is a Danish retail furniture chain, founded in Denmark in 1952 and is now a premium lifestyle retail brand with nearly three hundred stores in more than sixty countries. BoConcept design, produce and sell contemporary furniture, accessories and lighting for the living room, dining room, bedroom, home office, garden and terrace.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Porto Relax Chair by Frans Schrofer-Studio Schrofer is a Nominee in Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Porto Relax Chair by Frans Schrofer-Studio Schrofer is Winner in Furniture Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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