September 9, 2011

Tip Ton by Barber Osger for Vitra

Furniture designers BarberOsgerby will present this tilting chair for design brand Vitra in at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next week.Called Tip Ton, the polypropylene chair features a kinked bottom rail that allows the user to tilt it forward nine degrees.
“The issue with chairs is that there are many ways to sit,” says Rolf Fehlbaum, Vitra’s chairman. “TipTon approaches the problem differently and, to my knowledge, is the first chair to do so. It offers two positions – a forward-leaning position and a relax position. All this happens without a mechanism – just with the ‘intelligence’ of a simple distortion built into the base.”