The AERO Bench, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, is one of the most emblematic products by SELLEX. In its almost 20 years of life it has equipped all types of facilities, from funeral homes and palaces of justice to airport and hospital waiting areas.
Precisely to help bearing the typical waits of this type of installations and aware that design furniture must provide more functionality, the Electrification System for AERO Bench was developed. A system that would allow both the typical plug connection and USB socket was required.
The premises were clear: it had to be perfectly integrated into the bench, avoiding leaving cable in sight for safety reasons, and it had to be a long-lasting solution.
In order to fulfil the first of these premises, it has been developed a system that allows cables to pass through the interior of the seat and the legs. The system is fully integrated into the structure of the bench, so that the cable exits through the “foot” of the bench to be connected in the desired location.
In order to fulfil the second of the premises, it has been developed a curve table taking advantage of the original design of the bench to place the Electrification in the highest part. During the waits in passenger terminals and other type of facilities, it is very common to drink beverages. Due to the intensive use of these seats, it is likely that some of these liquids spill on the table. To prevent the poured beverage from damaging the Electrification, it was decided to locate the System in an elevated position.
We hope that the Electrification System will help AERO Bench to continue being a reference as a bench for airports, passenger terminals, hospitals and funeral homes; among others.