The office chair Kinesit, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, was awarded the coveted prize of the architecture journal AIT “Innovationspreis Architektur+Office” at Orgatec 2014, the world’s leading international trade fair for the Modern Office & Object sector.
Kinesit is the first Arper’s office chair that is one hundred-percent compliant with regulatory requirements. Light and minimal in design, the chair seat and back are fully adjustable allowing it to conform to individual body types for optimal comfort, even during more time consuming projects. The chair features a built-in mechanism hidden discreetly under the seat that provides synchronized movement and seat height command. An invisible, adjustable lumbar support is concealed within the backrest’s thin frame to give additional flexibility and comfort. Kinesit is customizable with all fabric collections in Arper’s catalogue. Kinesit chair is available in three seatback heights and a range of bases, and with or without arm rests for a range of possibilities. A wide selection of upholstery fabrics and leathers in Arper’s full range of colors, textures and tones, or in the standard mesh covering, make Kinesit chair customizable to diverse design applications and interior spaces.
The jury issued the following statement to motivate the award: “Kinesit Arper is impressive for the high level of comfort achieved thanks to the fully adjustable seat and backrest, making this office chair extremely simple and easy to use. In particular, the jury praised the characteristic silhouette of the seat and backrest which marks Kinesit out from other office chairs characterized by a forced functionality. The jury admired Kinesit’s design, described as simple and young”.The jury, composed of leading experts in the furnishing sector, evaluated the 64 applications from 40 companies. The products that competed for the “Architecture+Office Innovation Award” were on display in stand 11.2 of the Fair and will also be published in a special issue of AIT 12/2014 and in “xia intelligente architektur”.