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Tip Ton defines a new kind of dynamic seating – and a new typology: the all-plastic chair with forward-tilt action.
The chair’s name hints at the characteristic dual seating experience: From a resting position, the Tip Ton chair tilts forward until the sitter reaches a defined point and the chair lands softly in the forward sitting position. The key innovation behind this seemingly simple action lies in a 9 degree tilt, created by the shape of the chair’s floor skids. This new sitting position, which up to now has only been offered by mechanical office chairs, straightens the pelvis and spine and improves blood flow. For the first time, Tip Ton makes this dual-sitting posture available in the shape of a cost-effective and durable plastic chair.
In terms of design, it links our memories of architypical chairs made of wood with a contemporary expression typical for plastic injection moulding. Tip Ton is a clever solution that discreetly combines functions like a forward-tilt action and stacking so that they are not obvious at first glance. It is from these tensions and seeming contradictions that Tip Ton derives its design, energy and individual character.
The positive effects of the forward-tilt motion on health and concentration have been well documented and were also confirmed in a recent study by Vitra and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). This research shows that increased muscular activity in the stomach and back regions is beneficial because movement increases the flow of oxygen around the body which aids concentration.
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