Ergonomic seating has been the topic of much debate for years now and manufacturers are constantly battling to try and produce chairs that meet the medical standard. Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby appear to have combined design and practicality to produce their latest invention, the Tip Ton chair.
The first thing to notice is that the chair is made entirely of plastic. The chair is manufactured using a single mould with no mechanical components, meaning that there are no joins in the chair creating an almost indestructible structure. As well as this, the chair has also been made 100% recyclable which reduces the the impact that it has on the environment.
Up until now the forward tilting action of a chair has only been used on mechanical chairs, however the design of the chair’s skid frame enables the user to tilt forward without the need for any mechanical parts. The chair is able to tilt at an angle of 6.5 degrees which creates a new sitting position. This position is designed to straighten the spine and pelvis to give the user a better posture when leaning forward at a desk or workstation. As well as this, the chair is designed to improve blood flow around the body which in time will help with ailments such as back pain and other problems caused by poor seating.
For the first time this dual-sitting posture is available at an affordable price compared to other back care chairs. Another great attribute to this chair is that it is stackable up to four high making it easier to store and is an efficient space saving solution.
With all of this in mind it seems that this chair can be used at an office desk, around a kitchen table, can even be used as cafe or bistro furniture. The chair is available for delivery in early October but it would not surprise me, if we see this chair appearing all over in the next few months.