Toulouse School of Economics
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara - Grafton Architects
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
The four main auditoriums of the Toulouse School of Economics are fitted with the E4000 integrated seat-and-desk system. An award-winning complex, designed by Irish duo Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects), who reinterpreted the buttresses, walls, ramps, mysterious cool interiors and courtyards, all of which encapsulate the essence of the French city known as the “Pink City” due to the predominant colour of its historic brick-faced buildings. The Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), founded by the 2014 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, Jean Tirole, is part of Toulouse 1 Capitole University. The E4000 integrated seat-and-desk system designed by Lucci and Orlandini enhances the auditoriums. Installed in curved tiered rows, the version chosen includes a fixed silver laminate top, a seat and backrest upholstered in elegant grey faux leather, and coated silver metal frames.