Uniting Comfort, Functionality and Aesthetics
Equally suitable for home offices and corporate workplaces, Off Chair is designed for environments where high sitting comfort, functionality and an aesthetic design are of great importance. Designer Simon Legald, explains: “Task and office chairs are made to serve a functional purpose. This is typically the main priority in the design, oftentimes at the expense of its aesthetic appeal. The idea for Off Chair was to create an aesthetically pleasing task chair that you would want to incorporate in your interior, just like you would a lounge or dining chair – without compromising on its functionality and flexibility. Off Chair unites function and design by integrating all mechanical elements inside the construction. The result is a comfortable task chair that can be adjusted according to sitting preference, customized to any need, and which fits effortlessly into any interior”.
Off Chair is constructed from rigid PU foam and full upholstery with a steel reinforcement structure inside. The high back is crafted with attention to providing optimal support for many hours by the desk and can be selected in either low or high versions for additional support. The legs and armrests come in polished aluminum or black powder-coated aluminum, and the base is available as either a four-star fixed based or five wheels for extra mobility. The five wheel base offers the additional mobility of tilt and gas lift functions, providing extra flexibility. A subtle cover discreetly integrates the mechanical components beneath the seat – an innovative solution designed to expertly incorporates the technical components into the appealing design. A small lever handle enables the tilt function to be either locked in a static position or unlocked for unrestricted tilt movement.
Simon Legald graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the summer of 2012. His work consists of both small- and large scale products. Simon’s designs are often created in a dialogue between craftsmanship and industry. He also likes to incorporate the techniques that are necessary for the structure of a product into the design by highlighting them visually.
“Honesty is what makes a product understandable and is what describes the products functionality. If you understand the product, it does not need any explanation. The essence of my design is for it to be bought and used. Therefore, it has to satisfy not only the functional aspects, but also the psychological and aesthetic needs. For me simplicity describes the true identity of objects and makes them trustworthy. In my design, I try not to add any unnecessary details. I work with simplicity by highlighting the necessities instead of hiding them. It gives the product a simple and honest expression.”