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Physix Chair

By Vitra

£785.00

  • Description

    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 knit 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.

  • Technical Info

    Mechanical unit and back brace: powder-coated aluminium in deep black (RAL 9005) or soft grey (RAL 7047). With synchronised movement, individual adaptation of backrest resistance and locking device in upright position. Seat height continuously adjustable via pneumatic spring.

    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 upholstery fabric.

    Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium, with a polished finish or powder-coated in deep black or soft grey.

    Upholstery:
    Silver
    Reed
    Blue cocoa
    Carbon
    Black pearl

  • Designer
    Alberto Meda

    Alberto Meda, born 1945 in Tremezzina, Italy, studied mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic. From 1972-1979 he was technical director for Kartell, after which he worked as a freelance designer for companies including Alias, Alessi, Cinelli, Colombo design, Ideal Standard, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips, Olivetti and Vitra. Between 1981-85 he also served as a project consultant for Alfa Romeo. From 1983-1987, Meda taught industrial technology at the Domus Academy in Milan. He became a docent at the Milan Polytechnic in 1995 and also served on the board of Designlabor Bremerhaven. Since 2003 he has taught at the University IUAV of Venice and lectured in places including Chicago, St. Louis (Washington University), Stockholm, Boisbuchet (Vitra Design Museum Workshops), Miami, São Paulo, Ulm, Istanbul and Toronto.

    Alberto Meda has been working with Vitra since 1994. During this time he has created a series of office chairs and a variety of office and conference desks.

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    • 01 Silver
    • 03 Reed
    • 04 Blue Cocoa
    • 05 Carbon
    • 06 Black Pearl

    • Deep black
    • Soft grey

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

£785.00
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