Office desk chair

Design: Isao Hosoe with Masaya Hashimoto, Francesco Pozzato, Elena Rescali

Production: Ofita, Spain, 2010


In the japanese language, Iroha is a kind of a classic poem that expresses an ideal of equilibrium, without any excess or redundancy. This chair originates from the careful observation of the behaviour of the user and his relationship with the act of sitting and working as nobody sits like a statue. In fact, everyone is constantly moving.

Based on a concept internationally patented by Isao Hosoe, Iroha merges lumbar support and the vertical sliding of armrests in one unique movement.

Its armrests can rotate backwards, leaving the user’s sides completely free and showing again its mimetic ability. It seems like every part is present just when needed and that it could dissapear when it’s not.