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FLIP FLAP chair / Office chair


Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The ITOKI FF chair is the result of a three-year development process in partnership with ITO Design. The result is a highly innovative task chair with a completely flexible, origami-inspired design. Sections of the backrest are connected by a flexible rubber hinge that responds naturally to the user’s movements. When reclining, the sides of the chair contract to increase pelvic support. The FF chair is a novel approach to seating design that provides higher levels of flexibility and comfort in any posture.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Execution / Material Selection, Innovation / Autonomy, Usability / Ergonomics

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Trade / Industry

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Europe, North America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 25 - 36 months


An office chair whose shape communicates a very high level of innovation. The surface is very original, with flexible flaps on the sides of the chair back that adjust to accommodate the seated body. The mechanism works very well, shifting the sitting position and angle as needed for maximum ergonomics. Adjustment knobs are intuitive and easy to use. All in all, a very comfortable chair.
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ITOKI Corporation

ITOKI Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

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ITO Design

ITO Design GmbH
Cham, Switzerland

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