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tip ton chair

by Barber & Osgerby from Vitra.

tip ton chair

Design Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2011
Polypropylene
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

$485.00 + free shipping
(Please allow 8-12 weeks for all this product to ship)
average rating: 4

Barber & Osgerby

Barber and Osgerby met while studying Architecture at The Royal College of Art. Their portfolio encompasses furniture, lighting, product design as well as art & architecture and their work is held in collections around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of space through the power of design. A central goal of Vitra is sustainable development. Trendy styling is avoided in favor of classic pieces that can be used for decades.

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