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Madrid, Spain

Espacio Fundación Telefónica

Arch. Quanto Arquitectura y Moneo Brock Studio

Comfortable, original chair transformable into a bench in order to allow higher occupation of the room


A painstaking restoration of Madrid’s first skyscraper

The Telefónica Foundation has moved into an iconic building on Madrid's Gran Vía that was Europe's tallest skyscraper when it was constructed. The building has been painstakingly restored by the architectural practice Quanto Arquitectura.

Challenges and solutions

The main Great Hall of Fundación Telefónica needed a special seat. The special model needed to serve as both a continuous bench for informal use and a comfortable individual seat for conferences. This is a unique seat developed especially for the space by Figueras team, who worked hand-in-hand with the architects responsible for the project.

Product supplied

The result is a sleek bench in solid beech that can be converted into individual seats by sliding off the top cover, which becomes a padded backrest, and activating a mechanism to raise the armrests. The seat includes a power point for connecting computers and other equipment during conference sessions. The seating system performs two functions according to the position of the folding backrest. With the backrest open, it provides comfortable, ergonomic seats that are perfect for a conference room.With the backrest in the closed position, the model serves as a continuous bench for alternative uses.


Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, Spain; project fitted with Bespoke model Arch. Quanto Arquitectura & Moneo Brock Studio  /   seats for Auditorium, Conference & Congress

Technical data

  • Name: Espacio Fundación Telefónica
  • Location: Madrid , Spain
  • Year of development: 2012
  • Architecture: Quanto Arquitectura y Moneo Brock Studio
  • Segments: Auditorium, Conference & Congress|
  • Fixed Seating: Bespoke model Arch. Quanto Arquitectura & Moneo Brock Studio  /  
  • Project Architect editor: Miguel Ángel García Alonso
  • Design interior: Moneo Brock & Quanto Arquitectura
  • Exterior building: Quanto Arquitectura
  • Original architecture: Luis Ignacio de Cárdenas
  • Rehabilitation: Quanto Arquitectura y Moneo Brock Studio
  • Property: Telefónica
  • Total surface: 6.370 m2
  • Number of floors: 15
  • Capacity: 175

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