Minivarius, 2009


Producer: Bd Barcelona Design

“When the Varius chair was almost 25 years old the possibility occurred to me of designing a cheaper and more versatile alternative that would inherit some of its virtues, above all its ergonomics (which make the Varius a superbly comfortable chair) and its characteristic back-rest (considerably more attractive than those of its innumerable and clumsy imitations).
As part of the Minivarius family, I designed this bench version.
The shell may be of wood or plastic. The gas-assisted injection moulding of the latter posed a challenge which, once overcome, enabled us to completely dispense with ribs either on the rear of the backrest or on the underside of the seat. I have to acknowledge that the assistance of Bd’s current design department—one of the best, if not the very best, I have worked with in 40 years in the profession—has been fundamental for the crystallisation of this ambitious project.”