Tip Ton

Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2011

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Tip Ton by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby is more than just an all-plastic chair with a distinctive contemporary design. Thanks to an alternative forward-tilt position, it also provides ergonomic seating. Tip Ton comes in a large range of colours. It can be stacked and is also 100 % recyclable.
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Material description
  • Backrest, seat, base: polypropylene.
  • Glides: polyethylene.
  • Stacking: Tip Ton can be stacked up to 4 chairs high on the floor, up to 11 on a stacking trolley. A stacking trolley is separately available.
  • Outdoor use: the colours earth grey, ice grey, glacier blue, basic dark and white are suitable for outdoor use.
  • Note: special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.
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Tip Ton
Tip Ton defines a whole new chair typology: the solid plastic chair with forward-tilt action. Its name refers to the dual sitting positions provided by the chair – from a normal position, Tip Ton can be tilted forward a few degrees where the chair then stays in place. The forward-tilt position, until now the preserve of mechanical office chairs, straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles. In a 2010 study, ETH Zurich – one of the world’s…
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This product was designed by
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby studied architecture as fellow students at the Royal College of Art in London. Since that time, their collaborative work has probed the interface between industrial design, furniture design and architecture.
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