Social® is a dynamic dining chair that brings fresh life to the table by allowing you to move intuitively in every situation. This multifunctional shell chair is available in two product variants, Social® Tilt and Social® Turn, with each their own unique features and use cases.
Move closer to all that matters
Social® is designed for the ever-changing dining space where needs and usages shift throughout the day. The two product variants, Tilt and Turn, encourage movement in different ways. With its curved base, Social® Tilt allows you to tilt gently forward for extra focus and lean back when you wish to relax or reflect. Social® Turn features a swivel base, which allows you to move intuitively and interact more comfortably.
Weight: 6,25 kg
Dimensions: H 80,3 cm, W 55,7 cm, D 54,5 cm, SH 46,5 cm
Weight: 8,42 kg
Dimensions: H 80 cm, W 55,7 cm, D 52,8 cm, SH 46,3 cm
Unlike other molded shell chairs, which usually come on a wood or metal base, the base of Social® is fully molded. Each molded part contains 55-75% post-consumer polypropylene (PP). The recycled PP comes mainly from European household waste, discarded film and other plastic-based materials. The molding process works by mixing recycled PP and glass fiber into a large injection molding machine that creates mold under high pressure. A special gas-blowing technology makes a hollow core in the mold, significantly reducing material use while upholding strength and durability.
Social® is lightweight and easy to move around, thanks to its hollow but sturdy base. To achieve extra durability, both the shell and base have been reinforced with glass fiber. The shell’s tactile, velvet-like texture prevents sliding when you sit while making the chair easier to grab when you wish to move it.
The components for Social® are created by mixing recycled polypropylene and glass fiber, and inserting the two materials into a large injection molding machine that creates mold under high pressure. A special gas-blowing technology makes a hollow core in the mold, significantly reducing material use while upholding strength and durability. All chairs are quality-checked by skilled hands before they leave the production facilities and make their way to you.
Although made to last, Social® is assembled without use of glue, making it easy to disassemble for future recycling. Independent Environmental Product Declarations confirm that Social® Turn and Social® Tilt are manufactured with a smaller environmental footprint than that of other comparable chairs. Eager to learn more about the environmental data for Social®? Head on over to the Downloads section below to read up on the figures.
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