Foryu Office Chair | 2023

PD24 Winner

Category:Furniture - ChairsLocation:Toronto, CanadaDesigner:Martin Ballendat, Studio Ballendat, Haselbacher, AustriaManufacturer:Keilhauer Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Designed by celebrated Designer Martin Ballendat, Foryu is an ergonomic office chair that is designed to provide custom comfort and support to anyone who takes a seat.

Through Foryu, meeting rooms and collaborative spaces can feature more customized comfort than ever. Foryu’s innovative self-weighted mechanism is so integrated into the design of the chair, it is almost as if there is no mechanism at all. The mechanism is constructed from a series of pivot points, and its torsion spring is cleverly located in the arms.

On top of being fully integrated, the mechanism is self-weighted, meaning the chair automatically adjusts to and flexes with the user’s unique weight and size. The built-in nature of this mechanism feature means that Foryu is incredibly cost-effective, making it the ideal office chair to configure in spaces where multiple units are required, such as boardrooms, call centers and co-working spaces. Overall, Foryu is a multipurpose office chair that can support a variety of workplace activities.

Foryu’s backrest is ergonomically contoured to support the user’s spine and provide lumbar support, and possesses a tilt angle of 24°, which synchronizes with the seat tilt angle of 5°. The backrest is also perforated for ventilation, keeping the user cool throughout the workday and adding a unique design flourish.

Foryu is available in a black or white nylon frame, both with black casters. Foryu’s seat is an upholstered cushion, available in either standard black or grey textiles, or in any COM textile, allowing this chair to adapt to the needs of the specifier, design environment and user.

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