Tip Ton has set a new benchmark for dynamic sitting and defined a new typology: the plastic chair with forward-tilt action. From the normal position, Tip Ton can be tilted a few degrees forward, where it then stays in place. The forward-tilt sitting position, until now the preserve of mechanical office chairs, straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation. Tip Ton is the first product to arise from the collaboration between Vitra, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
- Height: 78.6 cm / 31 Inch
- Depth: 55.5 cm / 21 3/4 Inch
- Width: 50.9 cm / 20 Inch
- Tip Ton can be stacked up to 4 chairs high on the floor, up to 11 on a stacking trolley (available separately)
- The colours earth grey, ice grey, glacier blue, basic dark and white are better suited for outdoor use
- If the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time, we recommend limited exposure to sunlight
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creative genius of today’s leading international designers. It is Vitra’s goal to create furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Founded in 1950, Vitra produces many products from internationally recognized designers such as Verner Panton, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Jasper Morrison.
Vitra Tip Ton Chair Designed by:
- Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby , 2011
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Barber, 1969 / Osgerby, 1969
“The pencil is the ultimate tool for the transfer of ideas from mind to paper.” - Edward Barber
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, both born in England in 1969, studied architecture and interior design together at the Royal College of Art in London. They founded their own architecture and design studio – Barber Osgerby – in 1996. Known for their roguish designs such as the Tip Ton chair for Vitra and the Tab Light for Flos, the East London-based pair have been showered with a number of prestigious awards including the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Furniture, and most recently they were awarded the title of Royal Designers for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts.
Much of Barber and Osgerby’s early work involved the folding and shaping of sheet material, influenced by the white card that they had used frequently in architectural model making. Plywood and perspex were used in the development of the Pilot Table, 1999, and Stencil Screen, 2000.