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Retractable seating

Explore Jezet Seating's retractable platforms, designed to enhance space functionality. With a focus on acoustics, sightlines, and architectural harmony, these custom-engineered solutions offer premium materials and versatile features. Unleash your venue's potential through our tailored approach.

RETRACTABLE PLATFORMS

BUILT TO LAST A LIFETIME
 

Our mission is to construct stands that feel stable and remain reliable throughout their lifespan. To achieve this goal, we utilize welded structures composed of closed profiles. Guiding systems equipped with ball bearings ensure smooth operation, and rubber contact surfaces are incorporated to prevent annoying contact noises. The fundamental concept of this structure has been refined over several decades. Depending on the project, the structure is customized to meet the specific needs of the customer. Explore the various possibilities to add value to the stands.

Double platform
Curved
Partial use
Front of house
Wheelchair accessibility
Acoustics
Traction motors
Pull-Push Chain
Self-supporting platforms
Micro-climate
External drive
Guiding systems
Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair Accessibility - ADA Compliant

Our Retractable Seating System (RSS) is designed to be fully inclusive, offering accommodation for wheelchair users as per ADA guidelines. By using removable chairs and/or partially retractable platforms, we can easily create dedicated spots within the audience for wheelchair users. To enhance accessibility, some chairs can be equipped with swing-away arms, allowing disabled individuals to easily access their seats at the end of each row. This thoughtful design ensures that everyone can enjoy events and performances with comfort and convenience.

Acoustics

Acoustics: Crafting Excellence in Fixed Riser Design

At the heart of our fixed riser design philosophy lies an unwavering commitment to superior acoustics. Our aim is to ensure the system's optimal performance, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the performance without being distracted by unwanted sounds or side effects. Further acoustic enhancements can be seamlessly integrated to mitigate issues like drumming resonance, reverberations, and vibrations. With extensive expertise spanning countless years, we have honed our skills in theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, and beyond.

Traction motors

Traction Motors

The most common operating method for the retractable system, offering precise control. Our Jezet system utilizes large traction rolls with soft rubber tires, ensuring extensive floor contact to minimize wear and tear, granting the operator the ability to make subtle adjustments during movement.

Pull-Push Chain

Pull-Push Chain

Our floating Pull Push chain system is employed to open and close the tribune, ensuring no contact with the floor. The interconnected chains, operated by a crankshaft, work simultaneously, allowing for perfect parallel opening. This solution is ideal for stationary retractable systems.

Self-supporting platforms

Self-Supporting Platform. Strengthening Versatility and Smooth Transitions

The retractable platform is designed to exhibit its full strength when fully deployed, ensuring stability during regular use. However if you like to apply a load on the last platfrom in the retracted position, additional reinforcement of the steel structure is required to support the platforms adequately. This versatile design provides two key benefits: Front of House (FOH) Placement: When positioned on the last platform, the self-supporting feature allows the FOH to function seamlessly and securely, providing an ideal location for sound engineers to monitor and control audio with confidence.

Smooth Transition to the Balcony: The self-supporting capability also facilitates a smooth transition from the retractable system to the balcony situated at the back of the RSS. This ensures a continuous and safe audience flow, enhancing the overall experience for all attendees.

Micro-climate

Micro-climate and Air Quality: Enhancing Comfort at the Theater

Ensuring excellent air quality is essential for a pleasant and comfortable theater experience. We prioritize this aspect by incorporating conditioned air distribution throughout the Retractable Seating System. Our dedicated team collaborates closely with HVAC contractors to optimize airflow within the system, ensuring equal and efficient air distribution. By focusing on the micro-climate within the theater, we strive to create an environment where every audience member can enjoy optimal comfort and a refreshing atmosphere throughout their stay.

External drive

External drive

When space beneath the retractable seating system is limited or for economic reasons with multiple smaller units, we offer an external drive system. Its size and concept are tailored by our engineering team to seamlessly integrate with your system, ensuring efficient operation and optimal use of available space.

Guiding systems

Guiding Systems

The guiding system plays a crucial role in the retractable seating system's long lifespan, relying on the floor's quality and evenness where it operates. Roller bearings and meticulously determined tolerances of the guiding mechanism are thoughtfully incorporated into the design process, ensuring reliable and enduring performance over time.

SEATS FOR RECTRACTABLES

SELECT YOUR SEAT

Welcome to our wide range of seats for retractable seating, where comfort is our top priority. Our seats are meticulously designed to excel in any situation, ensuring a lifetime of optimal performance. With easy maintenance and a focus on durability, our retractable seats offer the perfect blend of functionality and comfort, providing an unmatched seating experience for your venue.

 

SELECT YOUR SEAT

MOVE AND TRANSFORM

EXPAND YOUR POSSIBILITIES
 
Lifting
Lifting

For complete removal of the retractable seating system, an efficient option is to lower it into the basement using an elevator. The retractable system can either be stored in the basement or remain on the elevator, covering the pit with its last platform. This process necessitates a close collaboration with a stage elevator constructor to ensure seamless execution.

Multidirectional
Multidirectional

Jezet Seating offers multidirectional transport systems for maximum flexibility, accurate positioning, and efficient storage utilization. Our engineering team provides expert advice on the optimal solution based on your floor capacities and transportation requirements. Trust us to deliver a customized transport system that effortlessly navigates and positions the retractable system as desired. Simplify operations and maximize versatility with Jezet Seating's transport systems.

Rotation
Rotation

Unlock new possibilities with Jezet Seating's retractable systems, which can be easily rotated when in a closed position. This valuable addition to our lineaire transport system empowers you to move in all directions, expanding your repertoire of seating arrangements. With this enhanced flexibility, you'll have a wide range of options to create innovative and customized seating layouts, offering a truly unique experience for your audience. Embrace the freedom to reimagine your space and elevate your venue to new heights.

Hoover System
Hoover System

An innovative approach inspired by Hovercraft Technology. The Hoover-System draws inspiration from the concept of a hovercraft, incorporating proprietary air bearings, a powerful compressor, and airtight flooring to enable seamless movement in all directions with minimal friction. This allows you to move tons of retractable platforms by manpower. The key to its exceptional performance lies in the crucial condition of the floor. To achieve optimal results, our engineers meticulously design and craft this system. By carefully considering every aspect, we ensure that the Hoover-System operates flawlessly as a high-performing transport solution. Our dedication to precision engineering guarantees a cutting-edge transportation system that can effortlessly move objects with most efficiency and control.

In addition to the Hoover-System, we offer the option of incorporating a tractionsystem to move the retractable seating system to its final destination. By combining both systems, we can significantly reduce operational costs, providing an efficient and cost-effective solution for your venue. This dual approach ensures smooth and seamless movements, maximizing the flexibility and functionality of the retractable seating system.

Partial use
Partial use

Partial Use from the Front (Backstacking): To restore intimacy in the theater when the number of spectators is smaller than the venue's capacity, a partial-use mode, also known as backstacking, can be implemented. This involves closing some of the back rows and, if feasible, moving the entire RSS towards the stage to maintain close contact with the performance. This solution is relatively easy to achieve and comes with reasonable costs, requiring minimal effort for implementation.

Partial Use from the Back (Frontstacking): When accommodating a standing audience in front of the RSS, sightlines for the first rows may be obstructed. To address this, an option is available where some of the first rows can be closed to create a significant riser height between the flat floor and the first row of the RSS. This requires additional support for the first platforms, front guardrails for safety, and potentially additional staircases in the front to access the flat floor. be aware, implementing this option involves extra components and additional work for the operators.

Triple swivel
Triple swivel

To move retractable seating systems in any direction, we offer a triple swivel system. This innovative setup enables the system to glide on multidirectional wheels, making it perfect for systems with low to medium loads on floors capable of handling significant point loads. For lighter loads, the triple-swivel system allows manual handling, while for medium loads, an external pulling device is still recommended for optimal ease of use."

Lotus System
Lotus System

The Lotus system presents a groundbreaking way to store seats within a compact box: Innovative Seat-in-a-Box System. This versatile box can be recessed into the floor, a retractable platform, or integrated into a stage elevator's deck. The folding mechanism resembles that of retractable seating systems, with the seat neatly covered by a hinging lid when folded down. This mechanism can be operated manually or motorized for added convenience. The Lotus system is designed to seamlessly complement our seat range, including Livio, Flex, Flex-Nova, and Lucca. Depending on the application, it offers a minimal built-in depth and riser depth, making it an ideal space-saving solution for various venues.

Linear
Linear

Discover the versatility of Jezet’s retractable systems: Forward & backward displacement. Providing various options to transform your space. Whether you require convenient on-stage storage, a flexible separation wall, or the removal of flat floor-seats. Our retractable system can easily adapt to meet your needs. By moving the system closer to the stage, you can enhance the intimate atmosphere of the room effortlessly. Achieve this efficiently and cost-effectively with our FtB-lineaire-transport system.

Double stacking
Double stacking

When performances are moved to a more central position within the venue, a steeper rake becomes necessary to ensure proper sightlines. This can be achieved by closing every even row, effectively doubling the riser height of the tribune. be aware, this configuration requires extra support, additional intermediate step blocks and side guardrails. While it adds value to the venue, it also involves extra handling and the need for additional materials for storage.

Experience the flexibility of Jezet's transportsystems for retractable platforms, allowing you to easily modify and adapt your theater configuration. Whether you prefer a bi-frontal setup, a standing audience arrangement, a catwalk design or even a horse-shoe arrangement, our skilled designers can engineer the ideal transport system that suits your theaterfloor's capacity and accommodates the best configurations for your performances. Trust in our commitment to provide a high-performing and dependable system, ensuring a seamless experience for both audience and operators.

Lifting
Multidirectional
Rotation
Hoover System
Partial use
Triple swivel
Lotus System
Linear
Double stacking

ACCESSORIES

DESIGN YOUR PLATFORMS
 

Customize your seating experience with Jezet Seating’s diverse range of accessories, tailored to meet your venue's requirements and standards. Choose from comfort enhancements, functional additions and customer’s own material (COM) options for a perfect fit.

Guardrails
Aisle light
Floorcovering
Frontcovering
Rearcovering
Sidecovering
Seat & rownumbers
Armrests
Writing tablets
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Guardrails

Guardrails & handrails

Guardrails & handrails are essential safety features that can be applied to virtually any side of the retractable seating system. Jezet offers fixed, telescopic, foldable, and removable guardrails, catering to the available space and client's requirements. If design consistency with fixed guardrails in the room is desired, customization options are available.

Aisle light

Stepnosing & Aisle Lights

Safety, Visibility, and Performance Enhancement: The selection of an appropriate stepnosing is of paramount importance, as it significantly contributes to the safety and visibility within the aisles and row numbers, while ensuring an uninterrupted spectator experience during performances. At Jezet, our engineers are committed to choosing the ideal stepnosing that adheres to your local standards, thereby providing a secure and visually appealing auditorium environment. We understand the importance of seamless lighting control to create the perfect ambiance during performances. To achieve this, our skilled engineers ensure the correct implementation of a DMX-controller for the aisle lights. This allows operators to precisely dim the lights to the optimal level, enhancing the overall experience for both performers and the audience.

Floorcovering

Floorcovering

Our focus is on utilizing durable and resilient materials that are easy to maintain. Depending on your preferences, we offer a variety of options, including standard or COM carpets, vinyls, wood, and more. A carefully chosen floor finish and construction can greatly impact maintenance costs and acoustic performance of the retractable seating system. Our experienced interior team will guide you in making the best choice and ensure proper installation to meet the highest standards.

Frontcovering

Frontcovering

When the Retractable seating system is in the closed position, it can be covered to safeguard it from the standing audience or seamlessly integrate with the room's architectural design. This can be achieved using a variety of materials, either manually installed after deployment or permanently fixed to each riser. Our team will guide you in choosing the right solution, and our skilled craftsmen will manufacture it to meet your standards.

Rearcovering

Rearcovering

If the rearside of the retractable unit is accessible to the audience, it must be covered for safety purposes. This can be achieved through a removable solution or a permanently fixed covering. Common materials used include curtain fabric, while wooden, steel, and plastic paneling are suitable for more robust requirements.

Sidecovering

Sidecovering

If the sides of the retractable unit is accessible to the audience, it must be covered for safety purposes. This can be achieved through a removable solution or a permanently fixed telescopic covering. Common materials used include curtain fabric, while wooden, steel, and plastic paneling are suitable for more robust requirements.

Seat & rownumbers

Seat & rownumbers

Customize your seating number system to your preference. Seat numbers can be manufactured in various materials and finishes, including acrylic, braze, stainless steel, and laser-cut options. Choose the character style that complements your in-house signage and theater identity, ensuring a seamless and personalized seating experience for your audience.

Armrests

Armrests

In most cases, the arm is shared between the two adjacent seats. Upon request, we can deliver two arms or create larger arms. The armrest can be made from various materials or a combination of different materials. Our standard options include upholstered or wooden arms.

Writing tablets

Writing tablets

For conference rooms, training centers and lecture halls, writing tablets are essential. Jezet offers various sustainable solutions for this application. When implementing these tablets, careful consideration is given to the ergonomics of the audience, ensuring that the tablet does not obstruct the escape route in case of emergencies. Naturally, the type of tablet is related to the type of chair and the dimensions of the venue.

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From A to Z

We own the entire process from design, manufacturing to installation & maintenance. We help you to design your public space. Explore our factory.

How it's made

 

The entire Jezet-team welcomes you to visit our showroom and factory.
Our head office is located in Pelt (Belgium).