Swiss Product Design Award

Ronan und Erwan Bouroullec

Vitra AG, Birsfelden

The starting point for the development of this office chair was the need to introduce an element of domestic comfort to the workplace. With «Worknest», accordingly, the technical elegance takes a back seat in favour of an appearance that appeals to the feelings. The chair has all the properties of a modern office chair that has been designed on ergonomic principles, while at the same time encouraging the user to identify with it to a high degree. Here the unusual colouring of the chair is a factor, as is the cosily sheltered feeling that you get from the chair’s interior space, formed by the backrest upholstery and the arms as they develop organically from the seat.