Industrial Design

VoX Contract Chair

project information

year:1996
client:Vitra
  • The design solution is based on a simple but very strong visual and functional concept: the joint. At that joint come together the chair's legs, the support for the backrest, the support for the armrest and writing tablet, the ganging connectors, the stacking bumpers, and the beam supporting the seat. That joint is also the key point onto which elements can be added later, such as armrests and writing tablets. The joint also caps the hidden welding holding the crossing legs inside the central beam. The main structure is made of steel tubes, elliptical in section, conified and ribbed by stamping to increase its strength and reduce material to a minimum. The flexing backrest is made in Delrin™ plastic while the tilt-up seat is a copolymer of polypropylene.