Dimensions

Width 50.9 cm
Depth 55.5 cm
Height 78.6 cm
Seat height 46.2 cm

Materials

Finish 22 Dark Grey RE
Glides material Recycled polyethylene
Material Recycled polypropylene, 100% recyclable

Specification

Note Special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation.
Stackable Yes
Stacking Up to 4 chairs high on the floor, up to 11 on a stacking trolley.
Suitable for outdoor use Yes
Year of design 2011 x 2020

Together with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Vitra has now developed a version of the chair that is manufactured from recycled plastic: Tip Ton RE. The high-quality recycling material stems from recycled household waste, particularly used packaging.

Utilising this raw material instead of petroleum-based primary plastics generates 54% less climate-damaging emissions, with a significant reduction in primary energy consumption. To achieve the required stability and quality, the recycling material is mixed with a proportion of glass fibres. The dark grey hue of Tip Ton RE is the natural shade of the processed recycling material, which therefore exhibits very slight irregularities in colour. Tip Ton RE is itself 100 % recyclable and can be stacked up to four chairs high. The all-plastic chair Tip Ton can be tilted forward a few degrees from the normal position. This forward-tilt straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles.


Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber, born in Shrewsbury in 1969, and Jay Osgerby, born in Oxford in 1969, studied architecture and interior design as fellow students at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1996, they founded their own studio for design and architecture under the name Barber & Osgerby. Since that time, their collaborative work has probed the interface between industrial design, furniture design and architecture.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.