Designers get their inspiration from a wide range of objects, including the natural world. Many interesting designs result from unusual points of inspiration. This is exactly the case with Flexxy by OFS, a swivel chair based on the twisting form of the Sansevieria plant. Commonly known by the names devil’s tongue, jinn’s tongue, snake plant, and snake tongue, this flowering form has long, curvy leaves that form in a rosette around a growing point. The structure of Flexxy pays homage to this powerful and pretty plant.
Flexxy chair. Manufactured by OFS.
Swivel Seating with Flexible Back, Thin Edges, and Twisting Frame
OFS explains, “Continuity among edges and surfaces was critical.” The arm of the chair works as the central piece, connecting the back and seat mechanism. This twisting structure enables Flexxy to optimize strength, and this strength consequently allowed for a thin edge around the chair’s entire frame. An integrated mechanism makes adjustments possible “without disrupting the chair’s flow.” One look at the dynamic back angle of Flexxy, and anyone familiar with Sansevieria will recognize the organic muse.
Like the plant, Flexxy comes in many varieties. The swivel chair is available in two heights, three frame colors, and two arm options. Thanks to its sleek profile, Flexxy maximizes space efficiency. The chair also nests neatly and stacks four high, allowing workers supreme comfort in a relatively small package. The spring of the flex back is the equivalent of Flexxy’s flower: comfortable, supple, and variable, this feature of Flexxy makes it a beautiful task chair.
About the Manufacturer: OFS designs furniture for “the modern business that aspires to create a culture of success and innovation.” Equal parts functionality and beauty, OFS furniture includes casegoods, tables, and seating. The company is based in Huntingburg, Indiana and has showrooms in Washington D.C., Santa Monica, Chicago, Dallas, and New York.