The ID Chair Concept offers countless customisation options to suit individual users. The FlowMotion and the ProMatic mechanisms with their multiple functions, a variety of backrests, armrests and bases as well as a wide range of colours and upholstery covers allow each user and each company to create ‘their’ own ID Chair – be it for open-plan workspaces, individual or team offices, conference areas or management offices. Despite the many possible variations, it always remains essentially the same chair in look and construction – with benefits for companies in terms of aesthetics, maintenance and service.
A study by the Institute for Biomechanics at ETH Zurich – one of the world’s leading universities – demonstrated the comprehensive benefits of the ID Chair’s range of movement. EMG measurements confirmed that the intuitive use of the weight-dependent forward tilt results in greater activity of the stomach and back muscles. This boosts the metabolism and stabilises the lumbar column. MRI measurements proved that the forward tilt function triggers movement in all segments of the lower spine. This relieves pressure and enhances the diffusion of nutrients to the vertebral discs. These dynamic sitting features actively prevent health problems.
The chair is available with the “ProMatic” chair mechanism as well as with the “FlowMotion” mechanism. “ProMatic” automatically adapts to the weight of the user. The user therefore only has to set the seat height. ProMatic is ideal for touchdown workstations and for conference and meeting areas of all kinds. The Flow-Motion mechanism and its many functions can be set to the exact requirements of the respective user.
The soft seat and supportive backrest ensure great comfort. With the optional integration of Clima Seat fleece, the seat maintains pleasant thermal conditions for up to eight times longer than conventional seat surfaces.
The ID Chair Concept consists of the models ID Air, ID Mesh, ID Soft, ID Trim, ID Trim L and ID Trim Cap, each with a different backrest.
Tip Ton is a tilting chair fully maid of plastic. From the normal position, users can tilt the chair forwards by shifting their weight. This forward tilt sitting position straightens the pelvis and spine. Tip Ton is made entirely of polypropylene. This ensures the longevity of the chair and makes it 100 per cent recyclable. Tip Ton is stackable up to four chairs and comes in eight different colours.
In 2010, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) conducted a study on the degree to which pressure to the spine can be relieved by alternating sitting positions. The results show that shifting between the various sitting positions – i.e. between upright, a reclining and a forward-tilting position – sets all segments of the tower spine in motion. This both relieves pressure on and inccreases the nutrient supply to the intervertebral discs. Tip Ton’s special geometry encourages the user to alternate between the above sitting positions. Moreover, whereas in the past the health benefits of relieving the intervertebral discs where reserved for office chairs, Tip Ton Allows user to profit from these benefits in an array of different environments.
Physix, developed with the shared engineering expertise of Alberto Meda and Vitra, is the all-round chair for today’s modern office. Its light, expressive, and high-quality look and easy adjustment options make it ideal for the use in a variety of different work and meeting situations. At the time, Physix meet the most discrening demands in termsof both comfort and ergonomics thanks to its sophisticated design and materials.
The structure of Physix is based on the idea of creating a continuous seat shell by stretching a single textile panel between two side members. With its design, the chair assumes its place in a long line of iconic chairs while taking the typology to yet another level.
Using state-of-the-art materials and production technology, Alberto Meda orchestrates an interplay of three elements to create a new dynamic sitting experience: a flexible frame construction, an elastic knit cover and a stabilising mechanism.
Together these three characteristics form an ingenious construction that explores new possibilities of dynamic sitting through the interaction of flexible and rigid elements.
The aim behind the structural design of AC 4 was to discreetly integrate the functional elements required for optimal comfort. Up until now, the design of office chairs has emphasised either their aesthetic appearance or their functional features. By contrast, the integration of ergonomic features in AC 4 is so subtle that its sophisticated structural components remain concealed. It achieves a balance between the most advanced ergonomic functions and an unobtrusive appearance: the innovative technical features of AC 4 are neither put on display, nor are they hidden beneath foam padding. AC 4 is an emblematic object with an elegant appearance and uncompromising functionality, ideally suited for refined offices and conference spaces.
AC 4 is available as an office swivel chair and in the version AC 4 Conference for meeting venues.
For decades, Vitra has dedicated itself to the topic of sitting. This naturally includes time spent in public spaces – illustrated quite clearly by the fact that Vitra has had the waiting area seating system Eames Tandem Seating as a part of its product portfolio since 1962. Not only the operators of public institutions, but also individual employees, visitors and passengers benefit from the experience Vitra has gained from its global installed base and its continuous exploration of new developments.
Airports, train stations and other public spaces are often filled with people around the clock. Their planning and furnishings contribute both to their success in operations and to the well-being of the people who use them. The products employed must therefore meet the highest demands in terms of quality, design and serviceability.
Thanks to the broad spectrum of products, visitors to waiting zones as well as users of other areas can benefit from the ergonomic and design quality of Vitra’s products: from the airport gate to customs, security clearance and luggage check-in, and from restaurants, lounges and shopping areas to back offices and control centre areas.