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The LOTUS chair integrates functionality, ergonomics and form into a family of products suitable for a range of uses in the education and hospitality sectors. Representing a body of scientific research into active dynamic seating the LOTUS shell offers a shape which provides both flexibility and 360° sitting positions, supporting users movements in all directions.
Designer
Nick Pearson
Dimensions
Width 50 cm / 19.5”
Depth 55 cm / 21.75”
Height 82 cm / 32.5”
Seat Height 47 cm / 18.5”
Weight
Weight 4.6 kg / 10.1 lbs
Material
Shell - polypropylene, glass fibre
Legs - steel, powder coated
Task - polypropylene
Upholstery - see supplier guides for more info
Recycled Content
Polypropylene - 50%
Steel - 50%
Origin
Manufactured in the UK
Assembly
All products supplied fully assembled ready for use
Apart from task chairs which require slotting together
Maintenance
Clean with mild detergent and water
Guarantee/Life Expectation
10 year guarantee for structural defects
Color
Pure Red RAL 3028, Deep Orange RAL 2011, Sulfur Yellow RAL 1016, Yellow Green RAL 6018, Sky Blue RAL 5015, Marine Blue RAL 5002, Blue Lilac RAL 4005, Signal Grey RAL 7004, Traffic White RAL 9016, Traffic Black RAL 9017
Compliance
EN1729:2006 Parts 1& 2 - Educational Standard
EN 15373:2007 Level 2 - General Contract Use
Availability
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LOTUS

Designing a modern school chair

Off the back of the success of the POP Chair Nick set out to design a contemporary shell based chair to suit the requirements of 21st century school environments. Combining extensive research into the history of educational seating with innovations in production techniques and contemporary materials.

The Polyprop chair designed by Robin Day in 1962 was the first injection molded chair to enter the education market, replacing the classic wooden school chairs that dominated before. This groundbreaking design offered a product with greatly improved comfort, durability and aesthetic qualities along with a more palatable price point. Over the years competition in the market has focused on producing cheaper iterations of the original design, whilst the latest scientific research recommends more improved ways of sitting for a better posture, all suggesting there was a gap in the market for a more suitable product.

The LOTUS chair has been designed to promote ‘active, dynamic seating’ this provides support and encourages movement in all directions. The thin waisted backrest structure allows the user 360 degree movement, whilst when sitting straight the seat shape offers good postural alignment whereby the pelvis is tilted in a more forward sitting position improving blood circulation and overall concentration. We believe these developments in ergonomics twinned with a sleek contemporary aesthetic has provided the education industry with a chair fit for the 21st century working environments.

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