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Central

Modular Furniture System

Design Thomas Bernstrand

Central belongs to a new generation of modular furniture that creates places to hang out in. The system is comprised of curving components and linear modules that interlock to form seats, tabletops and armrests. Planters slot in-between to add variety or designate individual areas. Central’s ergonomic seat height, backrests and armrests are proportioned to accommodate a range of body types and mobilities.

Designed for accessibility

Dimensions and weight

Backed Bench: 160 cm. Height: 85.6 cm. Seat height: 45 cm. Depth: 54.7 cm. Length: 160 cm. Weight: 37 kg. Armrest: Height: 26 cm. Depth: 50.8 cm x Width: 4 cm. Weight: 2 kg.

Bench: 160 cm. Height: 66 cm. Seat height: 45 cm. Depth: 47.6 cm. Length: 160 cm. Weight: 37 kg.

Bench: 120 cm Height: 66 cm (including armrests). Seat height: 45 cm. Depth: 47.6 cm. Length: 120 cm. Weight: 22 kg.

Convex turn 90°: Height: 85.6 cm. Depth: 54.7 cm. Length: 106 cm. Weight: 14 kg.

Concave turn 90°: Height: 85.6 cm. Depth: 54.7 cm. Length: 106 cm. Fold: 13.4 kg.

Planter Height: 59.3 cm. Depth: 46.3 cm. Length: 46.3 cm. Weight: 36 kg.

Product numbers and combinations

U16-84-120Central complete backed bench 120 cm
U16-84-160Central complete backed bench 160 cm
U16-84KONVConvex seat for forming outward curved sections in the seating system
U16-84KONKConcave seat for forming inward curved sections in the seating system
U16-84RAKCurved bench seat in the seating system
U16-84/120-2Seat and backrest of 120 cm bench in the seating system
U16-84/160-2Seat and backrest of 160 cm bench in the seating system
U16-84/100-2BSeat for the 100 cm bench in the seating system
U16-84/120-2BSeat for the 120 cm bench in the seating system
U16-84/160-2BSeat for the 160 cm bench in the seating system
U16-84/PLPlanter
U16-84-2ABench armrest in oak
U16-84/BARMBench armrest in steel
U16-84/SARMPark bench armrest in steel
B11-05Additional fee for choice of non-standard wood
B11-06Additional fee for choice of non-standard colours

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Wood and finish

SIOO for sioo:x treatment oak.

Metal surface finish

C for any color other than standard, starting cost is added.

Standard colours

RAL 3007
RAL 9006

Materials and surface treatments

Oak

Oak is a heavy, hard and medium tough wood. Moderately dimensionally stable in case of moisture changes. Oak wood blackens if it is exposed to moisture or wetness for a long time. However, it does not affect the other properties of the wood. Thanks to its hardness and toughness, the oak wood is suitable for furniture and other use in exposed environments.

Steel

Nola uses high-quality steel with good strength in our products. Steel rusts if left untreated and must therefore be surface treated. This is done through electro-galvanization and powder coating, hot-dip galvanizing, or application of a zinc powder primer.

SiOO:X treatment

Sioo:x is a wood protection with environmentally friendly silicon technology. Water-based and biocide-free. We use Sioo mainly for our oak furniture. Sioo:x treatment of is suitable for all woods, outside as well as inside, and gives a light surface without pigments. The surface is UV-resistant, water-repellent and non-stick. Active and preventive action against algae, mould and pests. Also rot-proof, wood-strengthening and fire-retardant. This wood protection provides long durability and easy maintenance.

Electrogalvanized

Electrogalvanizing (also known as zinc plating) provides corrosion protection through the sacrifice of zinc ions. It is created via a zinc coating on the steel using an electric current.

Powder coating

Powder coating is a coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint, powder coating is usually applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. The result is an even, hard-wearing coloured surface with the desired gloss level.

Assembly and placement

Freestanding

Freestanding product that is placed directly on the ground.

Delivered in parts for final assembly on site.

Maintenance

SiOO:X treatment oak

Sioo:x-treated products are treated twice upon delivery; once with a wood protection (Premium Träskydd Altan) and once with a surface protection (Premium Ytskydd Altan). 10-14 months after a product has been installed, it should be treated once more with Sioo:x Premium Surface Protection Altan for best durability. The lifespan after that is estimated to be about 10 years before it needs to be treated again with Premium Surface Protection Altan. The surface protection forms a wear surface, which means that products that are exposed to severe mechanical wear may need to be treated more often than every ten years. The surface treatment has a tested effect according to the standards EN 46 and EN 113. For information about the Sioo treatment see the website www.sioox.se.

Powdercoated steel

Products that are electro-galvanized and powder-coated can be touch-up painted with alkyd paint.

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Versions

The park bench has a backrest and is available with or without armrests on the sides or in any other section.
The bench is available in two different lengths with or without armrests on the side or in any other section.
The park bench and bench are available as a convex and concave 90° models in powder-coated steel.
The planter is able to attach to other modules within the system.

Character

A flexible, modular system that creates a wide range of forms and configurations.

Central

Modular Furniture System

Design Thomas Bernstrand

Central belongs to a new generation of modular furniture that creates places to hang out in. The system is comprised of curving components and linear modules that interlock to form seats, tabletops and armrests. Planters slot in-between to add variety or designate individual areas. Central’s ergonomic seat height, backrests and armrests are proportioned to accommodate a range of body types and mobilities.

Designed for accessibility

Central is comprised of curving components and linear modules that interlock to form seats and tabletops. Planters add variety or designate individual areas.

Designers

Thomas Bernstrand

Designer Thomas Bernstrand, who owns his own design studio in Stockholm, has participated in a large number of design and art exhibitions around the world such as MoMA in New York, Colette in Paris, Biennale Design Saint-Etienne and others.

Bernstrand has received several awards for his work, including Excellent Swedish Form and Winner of the Good Design Award 2012 for Nolastolen Share. For Nola, Bernstrand has designed a large number of products and furniture series and participated in a number of special projects over the years.