Maarten Van Severen & Fabian Schwaerzler, 1999/2011
The .03 High office chair serves the growing need and desire to alternate between sitting and standing postures while working. .03 High turns this transition into a dynamic action: instead of raising or lowering the work surface, users either stand at a standing-height desk or sit down on the chair.
Micro-mechanism with rubber ball joint allows multi-directional movement. Height-adjustable.
Backrest and seat: flexible backrest with integrated leaf springs. Polyurethane integral foam seat shell with upholstered effect, self-supporting on a steel frame.
Base: five-star base with footrest, seat mount in die-cast aluminium. Equipped with reverse brake castors or glides.
.03 High combines various elements of the .03 and .04 chairs by Maarten Van Severen. The chair has the same clean lines and reductive forms that are typical of designs by Van Severen, making it a practical and durable office companion. At the same time, it serves the growing need and desire to alternate between sitting and standing postures while working. Paired with a stand-up table, .03 High makes this transition into a spontaneous and dynamic action: instead of raising or lowering the work…
The Swiss designer Fabian Schwaerzler worked as a studio assistant for the Belgian designer Maarten Van Severen. Schwaerzler's development of the tall task chair .03 High with Vitra was based on Van Severen's .03 chair.