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Tip Ton Chair

Tip Ton Chair
by Vitra

Designed by
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
for Vitra 2011

Tip Ton is more than just an all-plastic chair with a distinctive contemporary design. Thanks to an alternative forward-tilt position, it also provides ergonomic seating. Tip Ton is manufactured from a single mould and with no mechanical components, making it extremely durable. Tip Ton can be stacked up to four chairs high and is 100% recyclable.

Its name refers to the characteristic dual sitting postures – from a normal position, Tip Ton can be tilted forward a few degrees where the chair then stays in place. This dual feature straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles.

In a 2010 study, ETH Zurich – one of the world’s leading universities of applied sciences – investigated the health benefits of a forward-leaning sitting position. The results confirmed increased muscle activity in the abdominal and back areas, which boosts the supply of oxygen to all parts of the body. Tip Ton makes all of this possible for the first time ever in the form of an economical and robust plastic chair, thereby opening up many new areas of use.


Available in ice grey, basic dark, basalt, earth grey and industrial green.

Short Lead: selected finishes available, please enquire directly.


Seat, base and frame: injection-moulded polypropylene.

Suitable for outdoor use.
Stackable up to 4 chairs high.

Note: special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.


Width: 509mm x Height: 786mm x Depth: 555mm x Seat Height 462mm


100% recyclable when fully separated

Lead time+
Approximately 18 - 22 weeks.

Short Lead: 2 - 4 weeks.




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