Saturday, May 9, 2009

360° chair by magis at dezeen blog

360° chair by magis at dezeen blog

The dezeen blog posted this funky task chair by Magis presented at the Milan furniture show. It has a very unusual configuration, with a plank like seat pad, and a blocky back pad with an integral handle. There are several diffrent configurations, a stool, a chair, with casters and without. There are also a family of desks and carts that go with the chairs.

360° chair by magis at dezeen blog

The big question is, how well does this unusual seat and back pad work as a task chair? We've seen before chairs designed with an irregular seat pad shape in order to accommodate different seating positions. Those chairs usually have smooth rounded contours or corners carved away from the seat pad. But this design seems to defy common sense. Again I have to compare it to a bicycle seat, where although it is narrow, it supports the pressure points of your pelvis, and can be quite comfortable. I don't know what the pad material is like, but I'm anticipating that it would have to be firm, but resilient.

Check out all of the 360° at dezeen.

thanks Justin!

2 comments:

  1. I am not sure how comfortable this would be after a whole day. Fine if you just perch, but not if you are seated all day long.

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  2. It certainly makes me feel that way when I look at it, but that's not always a reliable measure, not like sitting in it. But I also think that they would have tested a chair extensively before committing to production. That said the look just exudes style over comfort...

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