Designers Lucci and Orlandini present Conpasso for Sedia Systems, a stack chair system with tremendous versatility, adaptability, and flexibility—and a conspicuous amount of joie de vivre, if I don’t say so myself. Offering the “highest level of comfort and reliability in a lightweight chair,” Conpasso is a millennial solution for classrooms, auditoriums, and conference halls, and just maybe for your very own office too.
Conpasso Task Chair. Designed by Lucci & Orlandini. Manufactured by Sedia Systems.
Conpasso’s Multiple Aesthetic Options and Functional Features Merit a Coveted Good Design Award
One look at Conpasso and the bestowal of said award seems a foregone conclusion. This multi-use task chair possesses a light, bright aesthetic that contravenes the look typical of similar utilitarian seating systems. And, much in keeping with the “light” theme, Conpasso’s innovative leaf spring structure deeds it exceptional micro-elasticity and flexibility.
The extensive palette of finishes and optional features helps in this regard. Among same, users will find wooden laminate in maple, oak, and natural beech; multiple hues of vibrant polypropylene; and upholstery in the softest of Sedia fabrics. Other options include fixed or uplift seats, foot supports or floor mounted configurations, and the choice of stand alone chairs or a ganging configuration.
And, depending upon the intended use, Conpasso can be outfitted with armrests, flip-up seats, flip-up tablet arms, and—my personal favorite—anti-panic tablet arms. The latter feature makes Conpasso a great choice for lecture halls and auditoriums, as it facilitates what your elementary school teacher yearned for all those years in the event of an emergency: an orderly exit.
About the Manufacturer: Sedia Systems is an industry-leading manufacturer of seating systems for auditoriums. The company is especially known for their fixed product line, which offers “multiple options that optimize room capacity including seating systems that can be installed in rows as narrow as 31.5 in., with compact on-center seat spacing as close as 20 in.” The Chicago/High Point, NC based company also offers stack seating, task chairs, lounge chairs, and training tables, but you’re most likely to encounter some of Sedia’s supple systems in the rarefied environs of edification, as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Emory, and N.C. State all make use of Sedia’s compact, functional, and safety-enhancing Auditorium Seating Systems.