In Lausanne, we are lucky to have a very beautiful Cathedral. Its construction started in 1170 and it was consecrated by the Pope Gregory X in 1275. One of the reasons for which this Cathedral is famous worldwide is its organ. This instrument is unique by its conception as well as by its technical characteristics.
I worked on the question of how visitors of the Cathedral could celebrate the mass and enjoy this magnificent organ.
That is why I propose to build a chair with a shape inspired by the historical setting, yet with a contemporary design.
The rotating seatback of this chair for the Lausanne Cathedral make possible to turn individually, quickly and easily the thousand seats in the direction of the organ or the Mass.
Indeed, there is often organ concert the Saturday evening and the Mass on Sunday morning. It also had to look contemporary and fit in the Cathedral.
The reason for designing the chair with only 2 flat feet was to avoid a « forest » of feet, if a thousand of such chairs were to be used to seat visitors of the Cathedral.