Project name
Institut de l'Audition - Paris, France
Project location
Paris, France
Architectural project
VIB Architecture - Bettina Ballus + Franck Vialet
Lamm furniture
Genya armchair
The Institut de l’Audition was recently opened in the heart of Paris. The architectural complex where the Institute is located was developed by VIB Architecture – Bettina Ballus + Franck Vialet, through the radical refurbishment of an existing building. While the laboratories and research areas are arranged on the upper levels of the building, the ground floor is open to the public, providing information and guiding visitors. On this floor the reception, PCs equipped with “Web Sourd service”, meeting rooms and a large conference hall can be found. And it is within the latter that LAMM collaborated, with the supply of 161 Genya armchairs (designed by Dante Bonuccelli) for this high-end project. Characterised by refined minimalist design combined with innovative technological solutions, the Genya seating closes to contain and conceal all its components, while on opening, the seats and armrests are arranged into position through a synchronized (patented) movement with cushioned closure. Inside the conference room of the Institute, the Genya seats are arranged on a split-level parterre in straight rows 58 cm apart. Their Ginkgo leather upholstery harmonizes with the monochrome tonal choice that informs the design of the entire interior.