In 2011 ago, Vitra furniture company have presented a new chair typology, Tip Ton Chairs which is designed by Barber Osgerby. Tip Ton is a solid plastic chair with forward-tilt action, named Tip Ton because of its two types sitting experiences that characterise the chair – from a normal position, then it can be tilted a few degrees forward where it then stays in place. Designed with striking appearance, can be used for various functions and locations. Tip Ton is an outstanding dining chair or home-office solution; it is also ideal for use in restaurants, conference and meeting spaces and educational institutions. The innovation behind this seemingly simple feature lies in the skids, which rise at a nine-degree angle. The forward-tilt sitting position, until now the preserve of mechanical office chairs, straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles.
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