Simplicity, utility, economy, such are the principles of the Cistercian aesthetic. This concern to eliminate the ostentatious and the superfluous, to use the simplest materials to make use of natural light, without sacrificing anything to the quality of the work, has something very contemporary.
The seats proposed here are part of a series of church furniture in a Cistercian abbey. Seats, credenzas and pedestal tables. Altar, candelabras and tabernacle. A set of elements with very precise uses and sacred symbols.
The three seats are declined according to a hierarchy that embodies the place and role of each during the Office. Stool, Chair and Armchair, as for each liturgical element, have a role and a place very strictly regulated, and varying according to the offices of the day, mass or ceremony. In spite of their massive appearance, their construction has been specifically studied to lighten their structure, so they can be easily moved to accompany the changes in the daily rituals of the Order.