designer: Favaretto and Partners

Cavea – multipurpose chair

In 2011, in the wake of the timeless success of Agorà, Emmegi proposed to the Favaretto & Partners studio to design a new chair for the community: this is how Cavea was born, a chair that represents the natural evolution of Agorà, redesigned and updated in every detail: from the squared shapes to the study of construction details, from the choice of finishes to the assembly of component.

The choice of the name refers to the ancient Greek-Roman theatre terraces, where spectators, divided into social classes, used to take their seats to attend performances, games, or other types of entertainment. At the end of the project Paolo Favaretto writes: “The wish that I make to myself and to Emmegi, is that on this new seat people will be able to sit without any distinction of race, sex or census, and that it can represent an object appreciated for its comfort and its simple and essential aesthetics”.

Cavea is a complete seating solution, which allows to compose and break down different situations for collective spaces. Stackability and linkability become the distinctive elements of a product that allows you to set up a classroom or a multipurpose room in a few minutes and then tidy it all up in a stack of chairs that take up little space.

Seat and backrest are available in beech plywood, with a natural finish, or upholstered and covered. The four legs in extruded aluminium with a polished or painted white or black finish, are fixed to the beam and sides in die-cast aluminium. The armrests, designed as an extension of the rear legs, are also in aluminium with plastic armrests.

Last but not least Cavea represents a commitment to environmental sustainability, translated into the design of components that can be easily disassembled and recycled after use.


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