Alberto Meda, 2017
- 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. Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.
- Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium, with a polished finish or powder-coated in deep black or soft grey.
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, in the version Physix Conference with a four-star base, or in the functionally and aesthetically reductive variant Physix Studio.
Alberto Meda lives and works in Milan. He teaches at IUAV University of Venice and lectures at leading design colleges and institutions. He has worked together with Vitra since 1994. During this time, his designs for office chairs and a variety of tables have made a significant contribution to the success of Vitra’s Office Collection.