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 characterise 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.
Tip Ton is formed from a single mould with no mechanical components. This makes it practically indestructible and 100% recyclable.
Tip Ton is the first piece designed in collaboration between Vitra and BarberOsgerby. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby were both born in 1969 and studied architecture together at the Royal College of Art in London. Since that time, they have been working together on the interface between industrial design, furniture design and architecture.
Tip Ton is stackable up to four chairs high and comes in eight different colours.
• made of 100% polypropylene, polyamide glides
• measures 31h x 20w x 21.75d inches
CURRENT LEAD TIME IS ABOUT 10 WEEKS