Right after the welding process, the chair goes to a Stripping Machine. Inside the chamber, thousands of steel balls are shot at massive pressures to remove any contaminants from the metal.
This process creates a smooth and polished surface, prepared for the anti-corrosion coating.
Coatings with anti-corrosive properties ensure metal components have the longest possible lifespan. They protect metal against degradation due to moisture, salt spray, oxidation or exposure to a variety of environmental chemicals.
BICAChair was built to live in the Lisbon terraces, and this implied resisting to the harsh outdoor conditions. The anti-corrosion coating allows for added protection of its metal surfaces and acts as a barrier to inhibit the contact between chemical compounds or corrosive materials.
This means BICAChair will last up to 10 years on exterior environments.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. This painting technique does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a smooth layer.
It is used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint, providing maximum durability.
We carefully chosing nine specific colours to produce BICAChair, specifically thought to support different environments.
Blood Red, Green Frog, Ocean Blue and Yellow Toast add a vibrant touch to modern interiors and create stylish, comfortable and interesting living spaces, connecting the old and fresh. Softly curved lines, organic shapes and natural interior decorating colour schemes with stunning accents, dramatically change interior design and decor.
Champagne and Oil Blue go well with pleasant and natural room colours as well as soft pastels, perfectly set off with shades of gray colours, soft blacks and creamy white tones, reinventing classic decorating ideas or bringing beautiful contrasts into contemporary spaces.
Black Metal, Early Gray and Snow White are all-arounds, allowing exciting and fresh combinations of rustic and retro styles with comfortable, classy and romantic interior design ideas. They create gorgeous, functional and inviting rooms, offices, public spaces and hotels.
BICAChair includes delightful details like the transparent rubber pads. These discrete protections are used to prevent any scratches when stacking chairs, assuring not only aesthetics but also the maintenance of every anti-corrosive properties.