Toboggan by Antenna Design for Knoll
Introduced earlier this year at NeoCon 2012, the Toboggan chair designed by Antenna Design for Knoll challenges our perception of the archetypal office chair and makes us wonder why office chairs weren’t made like this in the first place. The curved backrest has a dual functionality; as well as offering back support, you can turn around and use it as a work surface for jotting down notes or typing on a laptop. As a result, this hybrid office chair has no set direction or function.
The design demonstrates how working environments have become more relaxed, collaborative and flexible
Made from molded plywood and bent steel tubing, Toboggan is lightweight, movable and intuitive. The chair’s designers, Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger of New-York based studio Antenna, wanted the Toboggan to promote social interaction, making it the perfect chair for conducting impromptu meetings in a shared workspace.
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About the manufacturer: Knoll creates contract furniture that maintains "a commitment to innovation and modern design." Founded in 1938, Knoll is headquartered in Pennsylvania, where one of their four North American manufacturing sites is also located (the others are in Michigan and Ontario). From tables and desks to textiles and accessories, Knoll offers a comprehensive portfolio of furniture designed "with imagination and vision." Over 40 of Knoll's products are in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.