Peter Opsvik, 1983
Gravity™ is multifunctional without compromise. The chair was designed with the intention of accommodating both relaxation and productivity, allowing for postures ranging from kneeling to fully reclined, all in one single chair. Use it as a kneeling chair when leaning forward, lean back for an upright position, or recline all the way back until your legs are elevated above your heart. In this levitation-like position, the chair gently rocks in response to the rhythm of your breathing, allowing you to relax into weightlessness.
The many movements of Gravity™
Gravity™ accommodates a wide range of positions, from kneeling to fully reclined. Use it as a kneeling chair when leaning forward and shift your weight slightly backwards for an upright position, placing your feet on either the floor or shin cushions for variation. To assume a reclined position, gently push away from the ground and lean all the way back until your legs are elevated above your heart. In this levitation-like position, the chair gently rocks in response to the rhythm of your breathing and allows you to relax into weightlessness.
W 73 cm x D 135 cm x H 122 cm
H 8 cm x L 147 cm x W 58 cm
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Gravity is made from top quality beech ply wood from European forests. The ply wood is treated through an iterative molding process where several veneer layers are combined and glued. Through the application of combined heat and pressure, the layers are given their characteristic shape, making our Gravity stand out from the crowd. All wooden parts are flexible and strong, ensuring a sitting experience that is never static. For a beautiful finish, our ply wood is covered with ash top veneer, manually sanded and coated with water-based, non-toxic lacquers.
- Gravity™ is an excellent addition to any lounge area
- Lounge, Relaxing, Recovery
Peter Opsvik is a Norwegian industrial designer born in 1939, trained at the Bergen College of Applied Art and the Norwegian State College of Applied Art in Oslo. Opsvik has worked as a freelance industrial designer since 1970, and currently has his own design studio in Oslo, where he works with seven colleagues focusing on product design as a mean for solving real-life problems. Throughout his career, Opsvik has attempted to overcome our stereotypical sitting habits with his unconventional seating solutions. With a playful and human starting point, his work is a display of how norms of sitting nicely and sitting still can be broken.