Antonio Citterio for Vitra

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Those of us who spend the majority of the day behind a desk are constantly being reminded of the health benefits of taking breaks and moving around the office to avoid back pain and to enhance circulation. To help develop this healthy habit, designer Antonio Citterio has developed the Pivot high working chair and the Ad Hoc High Work tables for Swiss design brand Vitra. The designs encourage movement by allowing workers to easily switch between standing and sitting while at their desks.

The new products promote a healthy mix between standing and sitting in the office environment
13” higher than a standard office swivel chair, Pivot is designed for use with high standing tables. Users can either sit on Pivot or hop off to lean against it while standing at the table. This ease of movement encourages teamwork within the office space by allowing quick meetings to be held at eye level with passing colleagues. The height-adjustable one-piece seat is covered with knotted fabric and the slip resistant polyamide foot ring is also height adjustable for additional comfort. Citterio has cleverly packaged all of these ergonomic functions into Pivot’s simple, streamlined form.

A new addition to the ever increasing family of Ad Hoc office systems by Citterio for Vitra, the Ad Hoc High Work table is a perfect partner for Pivot. This new table is designed for dynamic working both while standing and, in conjunction with a high office chair, while sitting. Set at a fixed table height of 41”, the Ad Hoc High Work facilitates focused discussions at eye level – even if some participants are standing while others are sitting. The design is of course completely compatible with the existing Ad Hoc system.

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