- Year: 1996
- Designer: Alberto Meda
- Company: Vitra
My objective was to create a chair for dynamic comfort, i.e. a chair that would respond to the movements of the body, without requiring complicated mechanisms that have to be concealed under the seat.
The most difficult challenge was to find a simple visual and mechanical solution for such a complex problem, because I am convinced that simplicity is a biological necessity of man. To achieve this evident simplicity of the parts, both fixed and mobile, based on physical and visual lightness, we made use of modern materials and technologies, in order to reduce the number of parts and to integrate function with form.
The movement comes from the aluminium structure of the seat. Due to its flexibility, the stretched seat in fabric or leather plays an essential role in the functioning of the chair.
Though it might seem like a paradox, the more complex is the technology utilized, the easier it becomes to create simple, unified products with organic forms."