Tip Ton Chair by Barber Osgerby for Vitra
Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra has presented the Tip Ton Chair designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby at the Milan Furniture Fair 2011. Tip Ton is a forward tilt-able, all-plastic chair which can be tilted forward from its normal position and will remain stationary at a 9 degree incline. The forward-slanted sitting position offered by the chair helps straightens the pelvis and spine thereby improving circulation through the stomach and back muscles. Made of polypropylene, the chair is available in eight different colors and can be stacked on one another.
Following is some information by the designer, “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, until now the preserve of mechanical office chairs, 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.”