The idea for this chair was to look to different places for inspiration in design and outdoor sports, like windsurfing and paragliding, seemed to be most appropriate given the desire to create a high-performance, yet lightweight chair.
The suspended (waterproof) fabric-spanned seat and tubular steel frame is reminiscent of a paraglider. Because it is cantilevered and lightweight, it contours to ones body allowing for flexibility of movement. The base is also flexible with the addition of swivel capability.
Top two photos by Marc Eggimann, bottom two photos by Eduardo Perez, all photos © Vitra.