Chaise Tout Bois, Jean Prouvé, 1941.
Chaise Tout Bois is the only chair by the French 'constructeur' and designer Jean Prouvé that is made entirely out of wood. The design is very similar to Prouvé's famous Standard chair, but wood was substituted for the metal base due to the scarcity of metal during the Second World War. The form of the Chaise Tout Bois articulates Prouvé's intention to provide added strength at the transition point between the seat and backrest, where the load weight of the human anatomy is greatest. The profile of the rear frame section – back legs and backrest support – makes reference to this load transfer and is a typical characteristic of Prouvé's designs for both furniture and architecture.
Moca, Jasper Morrison, 2020.
Jasper Morrison continues his 'super normal' design approach with Moca, combining an understated aesthetic with robust high-quality materials to create an extremely durable chair.
Citizen Lowback, Konstantin Grcic, 2020.
The Citizen armchair combines an unconventional design with a new way of sitting: the seat is suspended on three cables, enabling a pleasant swinging movement and a unique dynamic experience for the sitter.
EVO-C, Jasper Morrison, 2020.
Vitra and Jasper Morrison have successfully translated the basic principle and distinctive comfort of the classic cantilever chair into an ergonomic model made of 100% recyclable polypropylene: EVO-C.
Tip Ton RE, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2011/2020.
Together with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Vitra has now developed a version of the chair that is manufactured from recycled plastic: Tip Ton RE. The high-quality recycling material stems from recycled household waste, particularly used packaging. Utilising this raw material instead of petroleum-based primary plastics generates 54% less climate-damaging emissions, with a significant reduction in primary energy consumption. The all-plastic chair Tip Ton can be tilted forward a few degrees from the normal position. This forward-tilt straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles.
Soft Work, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2018.
The Soft Work office seating system offers a versatile platform for both individuals and teams. Besides ergonomic seating options, users also find practical table surfaces, power outlets and charging stations. Mobile tables and chairs can be pulled up as needed and put away again, and the addition of panels creates spaces for quiet, concentrated work.