Custom design for the courtyard of the Bühler AG headquarters in Uzwil

Bühler Uzwil, BURRI 02 in white

BURRI 02 seats, stools and tables, custom-design in white.

The garden is used exclusively by the employees of Bühler Uzwil. The architectural firm Uze AG in Uzwil wanted to bring the white ‚colour‘ used to decorate a considerable portion of the interior to the outdoor space. For the first time, BURRI developed a series of stools, chairs and tables with white instead of black hard-rubber coating. The plastic was mixed and extruded especially for the project. Thereby, it was extremely important for the applied formulation to be UV-stable while not yellowing.

In addition to these seating elements, a BURRI 02 System seating cover was manufactured for existing concrete components. All of the concrete elements are uniquely curved. These were sized with a 3D laser and designed and manufactured precisely to measure. The real challenge arose in the bench slats, which had a different radius, length and bevel cut on both sides, necessitating complex manual work in the manufacturing process. The profile could not be rotated because of the oval cross-sectional shape, requiring it to be bent and cut in its exact location.