Jestico + Whiles completes key new learning centre for the University of Cambridge
A new building that offers co-working and social spaces, the West Hub marks the start of the transformation of the West Cambridge Site into a centre for innovation.
Designed by CMP Design, the poetic Panarea collection was inspired by the colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean coastline. The collection includes an armchair and a lounge armchair, featuring a traditional element hand-woven in Italy by Pedrali, as a tribute to Italian craftsmanship.
The wide and curved backrest is woven in polypropylene cord which creates an original geometrical pattern and wraps around the tubular steel frame as far as the armrests.This use of cord emphasises Panarea’s elegant appearance and optimises the weave, resulting in a double curvature that gives the chair a three-dimensionality and graphic precision – as well as making it transparent, easy to move and suitable for outdoor use.
The lounge armchair comes with a wide seat and a high backrest whose curvature traces virtually a circular space of relax and conviviality. A comfortable cushion in dry-feel polyurethane foam dries quickly and covered in fabric made from the same yarn used for the woven element.
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The studio collects cardboard waste found around the cities - from coffee cups to pizza boxes – and transforms the waste into a biomaterial by introducing reishi, an edible fungus.