Peter Opsvik, 1981
Multi™ is a funky chair that pushes the boundaries of conventional furniture pieces. It offers a cool sitting alternative intended not only for the workspace, but anywhere you might want to take a seat without your back protesting.
A cool sitting alternative
Thanks to its wood knobs, the seat can be positioned at four different angles. When in the very highest position, Multi™ allows for a steep sitting posture which is almost as easy on the back as standing. Pull towards or push away from the tabletop when sitting down or getting up and Multi™ will follow.
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.