Winner: POI by Neunzig Grad Design for Wiesner-Hagner
Photo: Tim Soar and Peter Cook
Wiesner-Hager's POI swivel chair combines eye-catching design with extraordinary ease of use and superb sitting comfort.Embracing the human form and individuality, POI brings emotion into the functional office world and creates a vivid, inspiring environment. The characteristic feature of POI is its striking monocoque design. The shell conveys feelings of security and protection; the soft core is inviting and comfortable. The ergonomic back frame in black or white can be covered in a choice from four semi-transparent mesh colours, and myriad upholstery options for the removable seat set and colour accents make POI versatile: specifiers have unlimited scope to create just the right look - elegant and sophisticated, or young and fresh. POI guarantees outstanding sitting comfort and ergonomic functionality, as it can be precisely adapted to each user's weight and height.
The intuitively positioned tension control enables quick, easy adjustment of the chair in just two turns to suit any user. The state-of-theart synchronised mechanism guarantees a finely coordinated movement of seat and back so that the user sits dynamically and ergonomically in any position. The seat slides at the touch of a button to adjust the seat depth.
This, together with the height-adjustable lumbar support, infinitely variable seat height and multidimensional armrests mean the chair can be perfectly adapted to the user's height. It all adds up to make POI represent a completely new generation of swivel chairs.
The judges said:
'Distinctive looking, well engineered'
'It gives workplaces a unified look'