and tables are our core business.
Concepts by Braida, operates in Manzano, North- East of Italy, in the heart of the production of Italian chairs.
In addition to our collections, with clean and elegant lines, that express the Italian design spirit, we offer our experience to design, develop and produce tailor-made items.
Our specialty is the turnkey product area but we are flexible enough to even offer a small series production service at advantageous prices.
Thanks to the collaboration with over 600 productive partners in the territory, we are a reliable point of reference in the world of chairs for public spaces, offices, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, ships, libraries, universities and bars.
The chairs are tested according to the European standard EN16139:2013/AC2013, 2nd level (the most severe). These are the tests which are normally carried out: static load test on the seat and backrest; static load test on the front legs; static load test on the back legs; static load test on the front edge of the seat; horizontal static load test on the armrests; vertical static load test on the backrest; horizontal static load test on the armrests; durability test on the armrests; crash test on the seat; crush test on the backrest; crush test on the armrest; stability test according to the standard EN 1022:2005. Mechanical resistance tests are applied on the polyurethane foam: tear strength test, EN ISO 1798, tear strength, UNI EN ISO 8067 B, compression stress, UNI EN ISO 3386-1. It is possible to carry out some further tests upon request.
The chairs belonging to the SOFT COLLECTION are made with fire resistant
polyurethane foams complying with the Italian 1IM - UNI 9175:2010, with the California Technical Bulletin 117:2013, Section 3, with the European EN1021:2014, with the French M4 (NFP 92-507:2004). Upon request, it is possible to obtain the homologation according to the British Standard BS 5852-2:1982 (Crib5) as well as to carry out some further tests.
Among our products, the ones which contain parts in plywood, comply with the
standards CARB ATCM Phase II and U.S. EPA TSCA Title VI, whose aim is to reduce and control the formaldehyde emissions. The flexible polyurethane foams used for the SOFT COLLECTION’s seatings, comply with the Regulation EC n. 1907/2006 (REACH). They are SVCH-free (the SVCHs are 151 highly problematical components), according to the REACH standard. Moreover they are free of dimethyl fumarate, dichloromethane, lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and polybrominated biphenyls. The polyurethane foams are also phthalates-free. In a eco-friendly vision of the industrial development, the SOFT COLLECTION’s seatings are recyclable. The wood components and the metal frames are 100% recyclable. The cold cured polyurethane foam can be grinded and re-used.
"Concepts by Braida" lives in a territory whose craft and industrial vocation has always been expressed in the construction of furnishing solutions.
In Friuli, rich in forestland, the use of wood has deep roots that sink into history. Chairs and tables are only one of the possible forms, in which skilled craft hands have been able to forge local wood.
The skill of working wood has joined the popular stuffing activity, already practiced in Roman times, giving rise to the tradition of the production of chairs, which has made Friuli known all over the world.
Even today in the region, there are two industrial districts, the "furniture district" and the "chair district", a testimony of the past and a sign of innovation and development for the future.
Thanks to Mr. Alessandro Beltrame and Mr. Giuliano Aita, to the municipality of Manzano, to Mr. Lucio Zamò and to the publishing house “Edizioni Tiglio” for their kindness and willingness to authorize the pubblication of part of the photographic material contained in the book “Manzano, suggestioni di un territorio” (Manzano, the beauties of a territory).