Pedrali presents Elinor Low Back
The armchair designed by Claudio Bellini reflects the future of offices
Elinor low back, the new version of the executive armchair presented in 2018 by Claudio Bellini, incorporates the different attitudes and approaches to working life looking to the future: it is dynamic and designed with people’s wellbeing in mind.
The last few years, and most recently, the pandemic has led to the need to rethink the workspaces with new cross, hybrid areas that are far from the static traditional office. The line between home and work is becoming increasingly fine and workspaces have taken on new configurations: open plan offices continue to emerge promoting interaction and fluid exchange.
The new workspace is no longer just a work area, but a community space within which to foster human relations and sharing.
As the designer affirms, “domestic environments are becoming fluider and fluider. We’re not just coming in when we finish work :remote working led us to spend full days there. This is the reason why furniture must be more and more flexible and functional, in order to create tailor made, modular work spaces that can be rearranged according to the needs of the moment.”
Elinor Low Back is a multitasking product characterized by a high level of aesthetic quality that reflects the needs of a changing market.
Presented in Cologne on the occasion of Orgatec 2022 and characterised by a lower backrest, Elinor Low Back armchair adds a new element to the collection and is designed to seamlessly fit both in office meeting rooms, executive offices and residential settings. Its visual styling is essential yet distinctive, and offers excellent performance thanks to its smart components which make it state-of-the-art yet inconspicuous, as they are integrated into the seat.
Elinor low back has an elegant height-adjustable base in die-cast aluminium, with aesthetically pleasing sinuous lines. A weight-activated synchro-tilt mechanism integrated in the upholstered seat allows the tilting to be self-regulated according to the user’s body weight, ensuring that the back is kept in the most comfortable position.
Other strong points of Elinor low back are its comfort and body-hugging feeling, thanks to the polyurethane injected foam on both seat and back. A light, slimline, strong armrest in die-cast aluminium defines the base of the backrest with its fluid line, accentuating the attention to detail that characterizes this unique chair.
Pedrali: Beauty, tradition and innovation
Pedrali is an Italian company that produces contemporary furniture for contract and residential. The collection is the result of a careful and accurate research aimed to create functional and versatile industrial design products made of metal, plastic materials, wood as well as upholstery. Seating, tables, complements and lighting exclusively manufactured in Italy through a design process which combines tradition and innovation, engineering excellence and creative brilliance. The “100% Made in Italy” philosophy becomes real through the internal production in the headquarters of Mornico al Serio (Bergamo), where the automated warehouse designed by architect Cino Zucchi is based, and in the wood division in Manzano (Udine).
The high quality and respect for the environment represent long-established practices. This is proved by the use of water-based coatings, made principally from plant-derived resins, for the wooden products, and by the certifications ISO 9001 for quality management system, ISO 14001 for environmental management system, FSC® C114358 for the use of timber from certified forests and Greenguard for low emissions of toxic substances. In 2020 the company has presented its first collections made from recycled polypropylene and completed the study on Corporate Carbon Footprint which allows an overview of the impact of the production cycle on the environment, obtaining the certification UNI EN ISO 14064-1:2019 in 2021. The experimentation of production technologies, the use of different materials and the cooperation with many designers have allowed Pedrali to achieve important awards such as the Compasso d’Oro ADI for Frida chair.