"In the mid-1980s, I visited the spring manufacturer Indústrias de Molas Sueden in São Paulo. A colossal factory producing cold-formed steel springs for both locomotives and delicate engine mechanisms. There I saw steel coils 25 cm wide, as thin as paper. I immediately thought of the idea of a human body lying as if floating above the ground on this fragile, flexible sheet (Henry Moore!?).
To have the desired width of seat I associated two sheets while leaving an empty and longitudinal space between them in order to release the spinal column and to allow the support of the body on the softness of the muscles. This space also allowed me to insert a small cylindrical cushion to rest the neck.
The crossbars that join the two steel sheets have been strategically placed along the length of the seat to give it three different inclinations.
All this was not the result of any particular research. This idea was born out of an extension of the Paulistano chair concept. An idea centered on the flexibility properties of steel." Paulo Mendes da Rocha - December 2009