IKEN presents the new chair of the future by HAG Design Studio
December 7th, 2009
IKEN recently launched the chair that the HAG design team has been working for nearly seven years.
Futu – short for ‘future’ – is indeed the chair of the future. It offers unparalleled comfort in a beautifully elegant and slender profile. HAG ‘s new intelligent integrated seat mechanism (known as inBalance®) is delicately hidden in its clean and smooth design, while allowing users a simple means for making subtle adjustment to the chair without knobs or levers.
Striving to be the most environmentally friendly chair on the market, the Futu is manufactured using a minimum of energy and only seven different materials, where each component has been engineered to optimize use of the material.
Outfitted in HAG’s new 3D knitted “FutuKnit” fabric – specially and precisely designed, shaped and fitted for the Futu – it self-adjusts to the user’s individual curvature of the body. It provides a considerably higher level of seating comfort with soft upholstery, no foam and no seams.
Not only that, but the Futu also has a lot more environmental attributes to offer. Being 97% recyclable, it is designed to be easily disassembled into clean and recyclable materials. Also, no chrome, non-recyclable composites or glue are used in the production process. The Futu is also GREENGUARD certified and has an Environmental Product Declaration in accordance with EN-ISO-14025.
An experience to sit in the future, the Futu provides the best of two worlds, offering an advanced interior and a comfortable exterior.
Watch Emilio Marisei of HAG and David Ridley of DAL explain more about the futu on indesign TV – watch the video.
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