With the Pato series, Fredericia’s legacy of immaculate detailing and craftsmanship meets today’s industrial standard – the multipurpose plastic chair. The human-centred design is the work of Danish-Icelandic design duo Welling / Ludvik. Presented in 2013 after nearly three years of development, Pato sets a new standard for the execution and finish of polypropylene material. The series meets every possible contemporary demand for home, office, and public spaces and is available in upholstered versions for extra comfort and different visual statements.
MADE IN DENMARK
Pato’s polypropylene shell is produced completely in Denmark. Engaging close collaboration with local subcontractors, Fredericia has complete control over all stages of production. All chairs are assembled and quality controlled at our factory in Fredericia.
Pato is produced in environmentally friendly polypropylene and steel. With it’s shell manufactured in Denmark and all other assembly in Denmark as well every chair is fully quality controlled during all stages of the manufacturing process.
The frame is made from quality steel and surface treated with solvent-free powder coating or chrome-plated with Chrome3. The chrome plating complies with lacquer coating standards (DS/EN ISO 1456), thus eliminating any risk of nickel allergy.
At the end of its life cycle, the chair can easily be disassembled for sorting at source. All components are 100% recyclable and can be incorporated into future furniture production.
SUBLIME FINISH AND DURABILITY
The chair is tested for durability at the Danish Technological institute and passes at the highest level (Hard use in public spaces). The Pato Shell has a dense content structure that ensures a silky, yet resilient, surface. The bevelled edge ensures that the chair conforms optimally to the user’s body, so that the chair is comfortable even after prolonged usage.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONAL FEATURES
– Suspensions for chairs
– Writing desk arms for auditoriums
– Carrying handles
Dimensions (varies according to model):
Standard Pato 4 Leg (Model 4200)
W 55 cm x D 52 cm x H 79 cm
Seating Height: 46.5 cm
Quartz Grey, Grey, Blue, White, Black, Ocean, Storm, Mountain, Mustard, Stone, Berry
Wood Frame Finish:
Black Lacquered, Lacquered Oak, Smoked Oiled Oak
Welling/LudvikDENMARK / ICELAND
Danish-Icelandic design duo Hee Welling and Gudmundur Ludvik prove that the basics can always be reinvented. With Fredericia, they combine their functional and human-centred designs with our vast experience to detail and material intuition that creates quality and longevity.
Welling/Ludvik create industrial design with an ambition to reach an optimum solution seen from more than one perspective- comfort, construction, material, price and environmental sustainability are always essential factors. They create modern industrial design that never neglects the contemporary technological possibilities and challenges in society.
For Welling/Ludvik, the focus on rationality of production is an important facilitator of design: “You should not drain the artistic freedom by only thinking in terms of production, but on the other hand, you need to know from the start, what it is, that you want to create.”
Welling/Ludvik believe that good design has the ability to be interesting, even when reduced to its most simple form. Their design is characterised by pure and simple lines, where everything superfluous is removed, and where every detail has a function. These are classic design principles, in which the duo gives renewed life by focusing on the conditions for production, the innovation of material, and market needs of today.
Gudmundur Ludvik is a trained carpenter, who studied sculpture at the Icelandic Academy of Arts and furniture design at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. Hee Welling trained in his father’s carpentry business, as well as studied sales during his time there. He is also a graduate in furniture design from the Danish Design School. Welling/Ludvik and Fredericia’s first collaboration was the versatile plastic-char PATO, launched in 2013.Learn More