Industrial Design

Qualis Office Seating

project information

year:1989
client:Tecno, Spa
awards:

Compasso d'Oro, Premio, 1991

IDSA/IDEA, Bronze, 1989

  • This is a completely automatic, ergonomically-conceived seating line ranging from computer-operator seating to executive chairs. The chair celebrates its aesthetic and symbolic qualities while underplaying its highly-advanced technology, creating a "soft-tech" look. Adaptable to any decor, the colorful upholstery can be mixed and matched on a single chair, unzipped and washed, or replaced. Blood circulation in the thighs is improved due to the self-adjusting tilt-forward, while the high backrest hinge point enhances back support.
  • The backside and underside of the chair are upholstered to fully enclose the underlying structure and mechanisms. Models without wheels incorporate the armrest into the unique triangular leg as one piece.