It appears that the design of the archetypal school chair has been receiving an increasing amount of attention in the past months and following the innovative and much-talked-about Tip Ton chair by the British design duo BarberOsgerby, the German designer Konstantin Grcic has just realised this series of brightly-coloured S-shaped polypropylene chairs which will be presented at this year’s edition of imm cologne fair which opens next Monday (16.01-22.02.2012). Available in three various sizes and six bold colours (snow white, graphite black, granite grey, aqua blue, coral red and kiwi green), the lighweight ‘PRO’ has been been originally intended for use in schools as well as in the private and commercial sectors and it is manufactured by Flötotto.
More about the design:
‘Together with Konstantin Grcic, Flötotto has developed the innovative PRO chair, designed to support the user’s freedom of movement by allowing various sitting positions. PRO’s most characteristic feature is the chair’s S-shaped seat that enables a dynamic yet comfortable sitting experience. The special shape of the seat is based on recent studies into the area of ‘Active Sitting’ in schools. Originally designed for use in educational environments, the PRO chair with its lightweight and welcoming appearance is also suited for use in other object and private interiors due to its superb functional qualities. The worldwide launch of this line of universal chairs, which come in six attractive colours and five different frame designs, will take place at imm cologne in January 2012.’