Babah at the U. N. Headquarters

Babah seats by Chairs & More have played a leading role in the recent refurbishment of the Library Events Room in the renowned Palais des Nations, the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. This 300 square metre large conference room hosts a wide array of events, bringing together members of the international community to exchange information and ideas. Ready to accommodate the Geneva public are now a couple of hundred chairs supplied by our company, selected for this purpose by the architect of this prestigious project, Ms Federica Perrini.

The majestic hall of the Palais des Nations Library is characterised by elements that, though few in number, are powerfully suggestive; they also serve to tone down the austere architecture, giving rise to an airy, comfortable environment. A large painting by Henrik Sørensen, dating back to 1939, dominates the room from inside a niche behind the dais, and countless bookcases line the walls. At the centre, the Babah chairs designed by Roberto Paoli – in this case, in the all white variant – give substance to the floor, illuminating the whole room. A delicate play of light seems to highlight the iconic back of this chair, crafted in pressed polyurethane; this elegant and sophisticated detail gives the illusion of an upholstered frame. Light and practical, Babah chairs are ideal for this type of solution, because they are extremely easy to stack. A custom-made metal safety clasp was added to ensure that the rows of chairs would be both tidier and more stable.

The renovated look of this room was warmly praised by Mr. Michael Møller, General Director of the United Nations, during the inauguration ceremony, and confirms the international appeal of all Chairs & More creations.

Project: Events Room at the UNOG Library

Venue: Palais des Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)

Product: Babah S with white metal frame and legs, designed by Roberto Paoli