WILKHAHN CHASSIS CHAIR MADE IN GERMANY
" Made with advanced space-frame technology from the automotive world "
PIANO BLACK STEEL FRAME
UPHOLSTERED FABRIC SEAT DEEP DARK PURPLE COLOUR
WILKHAHN IS ONE OF WORLDS MOST RENWONED, RESPECTED, HIGHEST QUALITY AUTHENTIC DESIGNER FURNITURE MAKERS, BASED IN GERMANY. MADE IN GERMANY.
Colours * Material in stock Melbourne Australia : Any if ordered new (price varies) - This listing is for the Piano black steelframe as pictured, with high quality finish deep dark purple fabric finish over the seating element.
Condition is A+ Grade near perfect Pre-Owned with minimal use and A Grade with minor marks minimal use.
Please contact us directly for corporate office projects or QTY purchase discounts.
Inspection availble at National Ergonomics and Chairhub 64 Sutton Street North Melbourne. VIC 3051 by appointment only.
About the Chassis Chair
Exhaustive research and analyses in the design and development process have culminated in Chassis. Chassis is the world's first mass-produced chair whose frame is made with advanced space-frame technology from the automotive world. This industrial process combines comfort, strength and durability with the precision and elegance of a fascinating design. The multi-purpose chair for meetings, canteens, dining rooms and creative areas goes into production in black, grey and white.
At the core of the partnership with designer Stefan Diez on multi-purpose chair Chassis lay a bicycle saddle: a stylish, technical load-bearing structure made of steel and covered with a thin, elastic membrane. It quickly became clear that interpreting the distinctive design required adopting new routes in manufacturing technology because of the stability and low weight required. After time-consuming research and feasibility studies at automotive suppliers, a solution was finally found to transfer space-frame technology from vehicle-body manufacture to the Chassis chair frame.
This process involves deep-drawing steel metal to make complex, three-dimensional shapes with small radii in order to create the very strong seat and backrest frame, as well as the four connecting elements - the chair legs. The elements are then joined with a welding robot to form a complete chair frame. The frame material and the manufacturing technology combine comfort, strength and durability with a minimum of materials. The savings in materials and weight make for a better carbon footprint and steel is easy to recycle.
Using an innovative technique, not visible from the outside, an ergonomically shaped, four-millimetre thick, finely grained polypropylene seat and backrest membrane covers the frame. The detachable shell is through-dyed to match the black, grey or white frame. It low weight of under five and a half kilos and shape make handling easy and convenient. Up to four chairs can be stacked on top of one another.
The manufacturing technology used in Chassis is innovative and its design exudes clarity: form and function produce an archetypal, seamless whole. The soft, elegant and subtly organic shapes are immediately appealing. The special form, materials and haptics promise to make Chassis favourite, long-lasting chairs to accompany their owners throughout their lives. Chassis is a chair for meetings, canteens, dining tables, studios, at work and at home.
Wilkhahn – International success driven by consistency and continuity
Unlike virtually any other manufacturer in the furniture industry, Wilkhahn stands worldwide for design made in Germany. It offers high-quality office and conference furniture which are benchmarks for the entire industry. Some 60 years ago, the company made better utility value, long-lasting design and durability its goals. Milestones like classic office chair FS-Line (1980), Confair folding table (1994), office chair Modus (1994) or skid-base chair Aline (2004) have shaped the way offices have evolved. The latest examples of pioneering innovations are the multi-purpose chair Chassis, or three-dimensional ON which leading experts currently consider the world’s best office chair.
Wilkhahn also sets new standards in terms of its socio-ecological approach. As winner of the German Environmental Prize, the company has worked with architects Frei Otto and Thomas Herzog and has actively been practising environmental responsibility for over 20 years. In addition to a number of international accolades, office chair ON has also received the Federal Ecodesign Award.