Thursday, 14 October 2010
LITE – an Attractive, Innovative and Rational Stackable Chair from OFFECCT
OFFECCT presents LITE, a new stackable chair/armchair designed by Broberg & Ridderstråle Design & Architecture at this year’s ORGATEC trade fair in Cologne.
LITE is the result of a design brief from OFFECCT, where the assignment was to develop a stackable chair that combined pleasing aesthetics with rational function and design.
"The challenge we gave Broberg & Ridderstråle was to create a chair that whilst playing with the idea of how a stackable chair usually looks like, also meets the demanding requirements from public interiors", says Anders Englund, Design Manager, OFFECCT.
The result was LITE, a stackable chair / armchair characterized by a thin profile and a wide arched back. LITE comes with a very competitive price, combining an attractive design with the stringent requirements of a stackable chair - it is easy to transport and to stack, as well as space-efficient and durable.
"Stackable chairs are often narrow and characterized by a slightly anxious expression. We wanted to create a chair with an inviting wide back that nevertheless could be placed close together", says Mats Broberg from designer duo Broberg & Ridderstråle.
"The comfort has also been an important ingredient in the development process", continues Broberg.
LITE can be fitted with accessories such as an arm rest and a foldable writing tablet. It is possible to connect multiple chairs with a linking device. LITE can also be equipped with a removable upholstery for the back and seat, where the removability makes it possible to use the chair also when the upholstery is being washed.
Broberg & Ridderstråle Design & Architecture is a design firm based in Stockholm, Sweden. They have won several awards such as the Wallpaper Design Award and the Elle Interior Design Price. Previously, Broberg & Ridderstråle has designed the table BIRD for OFFECCT.
For further information, visit www.OFFECCT.se