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Tip Ton Chair

by Barber & Osgerby, from Vitra.

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tip ton chair

Design Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2011
Made in Germany by Vitra

Tip Ton defines a whole new chair typology: the solid plastic chair with forward-tilt action. Its name refers to the two types of sitting experiences that characterize the chair - from a normal position, Tip Ton can be tilted a few degrees forward where it then stays in place. The innovation behind this seemingly simple feature lies in the skids, which rise at a nine-degree angle. The forward-tilt sitting position straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles. Thanks to its striking appearance, Tip Ton is an outstanding dining table or home-office solution: it is also ideal for use in restaurants, conference and meeting spaces and educational institutions.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby studied architecture together at the Royal College of Art in London. Since that time they have worked on projects where industrial design, furniture design and architecture intersect. Tip Ton is their first design in collaboration with Vitra.

Tip Ton is available in eight colors and stacks four high. The 'RE' version is made from recycled polypropylene and is 100% recyclable. Please note that special additives retard the fading of colors due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the color may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.

31" h | 20" w | 21.75" d | seat: 18.5" h

$465.00 + free shipping
(Please allow 8-12 weeks for all this product to ship)
Barber and Osgerby

Barber & Osgerby

London-based industrial design studio Barber & Ogersby was established in 1996 by British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. The two men met while studying for their Master's degrees in Architecture at London's Royal College of Art. Their first piece together, the Loop table, secured a relationship with Cappellini and garnered much acclaim. As a team, their multidisciplinary portfolio now encompasses furniture, lighting and product design as well as art and architectural-scale projects. They are both Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and are past recipients of the Jerwood Applied Arts prize. Both are Honorary Doctors of Arts, and Osgerby is an Honorary Fellow of Ravensbourne. The pair have lectured internationally and their work is held in permanent collections around the world including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; London’s Design Museum; and the Art Institute of Chicago. Significant recent projects include the Tip Ton chair for Vitra (2011) and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torches.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra's approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company's contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.


tip ton chair

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Ice Grey is Powder Blue
Z, more than a month ago.
Love the chair. The front position is an active position which makes sitting in good posture awesome. We wanted it in grey and the cost of return is the same cost of the chair. So don’t expect to return it. So the chair design is as advertised, the policies of the business, is not so super.
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Great Chair!
Bryan, more than a month ago.
Bought it in cactus to use at our dining room table. The color is a little more muted than the pictures under normal lighting, more like a cactus (go figure). Extremely light weight. We have the eames molded plastic chairs and navy 111 chairs and it is lighter than both of those. The leaning forward/ intense mode is great; my youngest daughter has claimed the chair as her own. Quite satisfied with the chair, ordering process, and delivery.
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