Customised armchairs for the Lecture Hall of the University of Basilicata

Increased room capacity thanks to a customised product that does not underestimate comfort and ergonomics


The new Lecture Hall of the University of Basilicata, for which LAMM was awarded the supply and installation of the furniture, has been completed. A total of 205 “tailor-made” armchairs were created for the renovated space in the building complex (formerly Enaoli), which was built in the 1950s for welfare purposes and later became the seat of the University.

Reducing the distance between rows to increase the capacity of the lecture hall, while complying with fire prevention regulations and ensuring maximum seating comfort and elegant design. This was the challenge taken up by LAMM, which has designed, manufactured and installed customised armchairs that comply with the Minimum Environmental Criteria, thanks to the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable and circular production models.

The capacity has been increased to 205 seats from the originally planned 193, but without affecting ergonomics and comfort, which remain very high. An internal seating space of 48 centimetres is guaranteed. In addition, the coordinated inclination of the seat and backrest, suitable for stalls or fan installations, allows an optimal view from every point in the classroom. Padded and upholstered in blue faux-leather, the seats are arranged according to a 55 cm spacing and installed in straight rows on sloping floors in the first sector and on steps in the second.

Each armchair is equipped with a writing tablet with anti-panic movement in layered HPL that can be folded away. Essentiality and rigorous geometric lines for the 205 “custom” seats deliberately developed to extend their durability and minimise maintenance.

Project: Università degli Studi della Basilicata – Aula Magna plesso ex Enaoli
Location: Potenza, Italy
Year: 2023
LAMM supply: N.205 custom armchairs
Photos: Mario Ferrara