Kinesit: A Customizable Task Chair from Arper

A few months ago, Italian furniture company Arper reached out to see if we’d like to test drive their latest task chair – Kinesit (designed by Lievore Altherr Molina). I jumped at the chance because I’ve spent years trying to find a work chair that is comfortable after many hours of sitting (hint: they’re really hard to find) and one that looks cool. I have a small space, which means my office chair has to pull double-duty as a dining chair, so the less office-y, the better. That’s why the Kinesit felt like a good option. Say hello to my little friend!


What was even better is that it comes in dozens of fabrics by Kvadrat, Fidivi, and Elmosoft in over 600+ colors, letting you select different fabric for the seat and the back, if you choose. What I also loved was that it’s completely customizable, beyond just color, in seat height, arm rest, and leg options. My chair has a clean, white plastic shell, armrests, and five legs on castors for a minimalist look. To top off the simplistic look, I went with two shades of grey, lighter for the seat back and darker for the seat – perfect neutrals.


Besides the customizable look, Kinesit has a clean silhouette with all functionality, like adjustable lumbar support and a self-balancing bar, hidden discreetly on the bottom of the seat. Meaning, it doesn’t scream office chair. After a couple of days of adjusting, I found the sweet spot of comfort and have settled into work days with less sitting-all-day dread.

Take a look at some other variations:

Photo by Marco Covi

Photo by Marco Covi





Photo by Jordi Tamayo

Photo by Jordi Tamayo

Photo by Marco Covi

Photo by Marco Covi





While the Kinesit chair was provided to us, all opinions of it are our own.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.