The shape and type of these new armchairs in the room create an immersive environment that will make the experience of a film better and safer.
The London design studio LAYER unveiled a new type of cinema seat titled "Sequel" for the future of cinema and its second, revamped one was in the post coronavirus world.
The pandemic has paralyzed travel (both leisure and corporate) and the entertainment world has suffered severe blows. LAYER's design efforts seem to try to solve the various problems inherent in these two areas.
The Sequel armchair was developed as a direct response to the closure of cinemas, with their closed spaces and their high density. In the future of cinema, the functionality of one's seat will focus on the spectator's well-being and also his safety.
Sequel, an armchair for the future of cinema
The seats are made to be modular and self-propelled. They are equipped with dividers, space for storing bags and other personal effects, and have a self-sanitizing fabric for greater safety.
Unlike conventional cinema and theater seating, Sequel's fully adjustable seating modules are positioned just a little further apart, with a frosted wall separating people.
The seats in the future of cinema will be slightly thinner than most of the current ones, but they will boast the same level of comfort.
LAYER has applied the knowledge gained in seat design to its other projects, particularly those for Airbus aircraft.
The thin and spaced design creates ample space between the seats for storing items such as bags.
The Sequel armchairs (and even the boxes for storing objects) are equipped with UV-C lamps, to keep everything perfectly clean.
Other rather notable features include the LED panels integrated into the headrests that allow each seat to automatically display the user's seat name and number, avoiding confusion in the room.
Once we find the place, the future of cinema promises to make us feel comfortable and involve us more. The built-in speakers in each chair will make us feel like we're right next to the action.
Flat and easy-to-clean trays combined with the spacing of the stations will allow you to munch on popcorn even while watching the movie.
At the end of the film, while the change from one shift to the other takes place during the credits, the Sequel armchairs self-disinfect, thanks to the use of an antimicrobial fabric that has copper wires woven into it.
The seats will also be hydrophobic and stain resistant, which will make them much easier to manage. This will allow the cinema or theater staff to quickly clean everything up and set them up for the next show.
In summary: many things that sound laborious and difficult to manage today can become good practices incorporated directly into environments and objects.
A world without Covid will be able to leave us good habits that will keep other diseases at bay.