Alberto Meda, 2012

  • The structure of Physix is based on the idea of creating a continuous seat shell by stretching a single textile panel between two side members. With its design, the chair assumes its place in a long line of iconic chairs while taking the typology to yet another level.

    Using state-of-the-art materials and production technology, Alberto Meda orchestrates an interplay of three elements to create a new dynamic sitting experience: a flexible frame construction, an elastic cover and a stabilising mechanism.

    Together these three characteristics form an ingenious construction that explores new possibilities of dynamic sitting through the interaction of flexible and rigid elements.
    Physix is available as an office swivel chair and also with a four-star base in the version Physix Conference.

  • FleeceNet

    02 cream

    05 green

    04 poppy red

    03 ice grey

    06 dark blue

    01 black


    01 silver

    03 reed

    04 blue cocoa

    05 carbon

    06 black pearl


    53 soft grey

    12 deep black


    03 aluminium polished

    53 soft grey powder-coated (textured)

    12 deep black powder-coated (textured)

    Furniture type: office swivel chair according to EN 1335.
    Mechanical unit and back braces: powder-coated aluminium in deep black (RAL 9005) or soft grey (RAL 7047). With synchronised movement, individual adaptation of backrest resistance and locking device in upright position. Seat height continuously adjustable via pneumatic spring.
    Frame, seat and back: flexible frame and armrests in polyamide (deep black or soft grey). One-piece sling panel for the seat and back in TrioKnit knitted fabric or FleeceNet woven fabric.
    Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium, with a polished finish or powder-coated in deep black or soft grey.

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Alberto Meda lives and works in Milan. He teaches at the IUAV University of Venice and lectures at leading design colleges and institutions. He has been working with Vitra since 1994. During this time he has created a series of office chairs and a variety of office and conference desks.
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