Vlex | Becker Brakel
Formfleece is a polyester fleece material which until recently was mostly known for its use in car interiors. Its formability, pleasant touch and acoustic qualities also made it an attractive choice for the furniture industry. We used the material properties in a unique way by playing with its inherent elasticity to create a task chair.
Vlex is not only the first task chair using formfleece, but also the first chair with a bodyweight mechanism that has its seat and backrest formed in one single piece. This innovation has been made possible by the design of the seat-shell. It has a 3-D shape except for the area between the lumbar support and the seat, thereby creating the flexibility where it is needed to allow the tilting movement while maintaining structural integrity in other areas of the part.
Vlex has been created in collaboration with Becker Brakel the leading manufacturer of moulded wood and formfleece. Every two years the Becker Design-Forum offers designers the possibility to present their ideas at on their booth at the Interzum fair in Cologne.
We would like to thank Becker Brakel and their team for the great collaboration and the commitment and dedication to the project.
Another special thank you goes to Donati Spa for providing the mechanism and components and for supporting us with their advice and expertise.
16.05 – 19.05.2017
Booth F010 G011
|size||70 x 68 x 102 cm|