A webbed chair base can be performed in various materials. Woven textile webbing results in a relatively firm and non-elastic base that is used either in combination with a seat cushion or functions as the actual seat of the chair (visible webbing). Rubber webbing with in-moulded textile weave (“Pirelli strap”) has slightly more elastic characteristics.
A moulded rubber webbing like the Fagas™ strap provides the most elastic and lasting comfort.
The original Fagas™ rubber strap with moulded-in metal hooks is used as webbing in several classic seats.
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From the end of the 1940s to the middle of the 1970s, famous Danish designers Arne Wahl Iversen, Hans Wegner and Ib Kofod-Larsen etc. designed armchairs and sofas, which have since become furniture classics. Swedish manufacturers such as DUX (Folke Olsson) and OPE-möbler were also responsible for classics, which are sold and exported worldwide: “Scandinavian Modern Classics” is currently extremely popular among collectors and furniture enthusiasts in the UK, USA, Asia and the Middle East.
Correspondingly, the Fagas™ strap has been produced since the beginning of the 1950s and is thus the original spare part for these popular items of furniture. A hard-wearing and correctly matched quality rubber provides chairs with their intended seating comfort.
Seating comfort and sense of quality can be returned to old furniture by installing new Fagas™ rubber straps, with full respect for the original craftsmanship and design. Replacement of the straps in the seat frame is extremely easy, thanks to the moulded-in metal hooks. The original Fagas™ rubber strap will prevent saggy webbing and creaking from the webbing attachment.
Originally, the straps were produced in Copenhagen at the rubber factory J. M. Birking & Co, which was founded back in 1931. This is the reason why many people know these rubber straps under the name J. M. Birking, which were also embossed in the surface along with the Fagas trade mark. In 1985, J. M. Birking & Co was bought out by Codan Gummi A/S, the internationally renowned Danish manufacturer of rubber products, which later changed its name to Codan Tech and to day Betech.
Betech continues to manufacture the original Fagas™ straps, using exactly the same specifications and methods as back in the day when the furniture was developed.
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