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Tip Ton Side Chair



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Vitra Tip Ton Side Chair

Tip Ton sets a new precedent in regard to dynamic sitting and it defines a new typology: the fully synthetic chair which can be tipped forward. Tip Ton can be leaned forward, where the chair gently stops in the forward position. This seat position, which has been exclusive to mechanical office chairs until now, tilts the hips and back upright, improving blood flow. Tip Ton is formed from a single mould with no mechanical components. This makes it practically indestructible and 100% recyclable. Tip Ton is the first piece designed in collaboration between Vitra and Barber Osgerby. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby were both born in 1969 and studied architecture together at the Royal College of Art in London. Since that time, they have been working together on the interface between industrial design, furniture design and architecture.

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  • Made from 100% recyclable materials
  • 100% Polypropylene and polyamide glides construction

Product Details:

  • Chair Design: Side chair
  • Removable Seat Cushion: No
  • Style: Modern
  • Assembly Required: No
  • Product Warranty: 5 Years

Legs Included

  • Leg Material: Plastic
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  • Overall: 31" H x 20" W x 21.75" D

Vitra Tip Ton Side Chair

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 31" H x 20" W x 21.75" D
  • Seat: 18.5" H
  • 31" H x 20" W x 21.75" D


Chair Design: Side chairFrame Finish: 1: Black
Frame Finish: 2: GreyFrame Finish: 3: Red
Frame Finish: 4: WhiteFrame Material: Plastic
  • Frame Material Details: Polypropylene
Seating Comfort: FirmRemovable Seat Cushion: No
Removable Back Cushion: NoReversible Cushions: No
Tufted Cushions: NoSlipcovered: No
Ottoman Available: NoOttoman Included: No
Toss Pillows Included: NoStyle: Modern
Rocker: YesSwivel: No
Stackable: YesArms Included: No
Legs Included: Yes
  • Leg Material: Plastic
Hand Painted: No
Commercial Use: YesEco-Friendly: Yes
Product Care: Wipe clean with a damp clothCountry of Manufacture: Germany


Assembly Required: NoAdditional Parts Required: No


Product Warranty: 5 Years 
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The Tip Ton Side Chair is a Modern style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Modern Accent Chairs in the Living section of our site.

Vitra Tip Ton Side Chair

When you buy a Vitra Tip Ton Side Chair online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Vitra Part #: 44023000 here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Stacking Chairs product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help.Whether you just want to buy a Vitra Tip Ton Side Chair or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.

About the Manufacturer

Founded in Weil am Rhein, Germany, in 1950 by Willi Fehlbaum, Vitra has been the retailer of the works of many internationally renowned furniture designers. Throughout those 50 years Vitra has had one goal: to make the place of work as appealing, productive, and healthy as possible. Vitra furniture can be found in countless successful companies and organizations, as well as in the homes of many private individuals with an affinity for design.

Convinced that rooms and interior design have a decisive influence on people's motivation, performance, and health, Vitra has made it their mission to develop furniture and furnishing systems that stimulate, inspire, and motivate, while also offering the body comfort, safety, and support. In order to attain this goal, Vitra has worked with their specialized team and renowned designers. Over the years, Vitra has exemplified that they are not afraid to experiment with new and bold ideas and eagerly anticipate and look forward to facing the new challenges of the world of work.

Vitra is vigorously persistent in creating products of the highest quality. Once in the factory, the Vitra staff manufactures the furniture to precise standards, individually ensuring the quality of each product. The focus on quality does not end at the factory door. Providing clients with premier service is just as important as manufacturing furniture. In order to further ensure the high quality in all Vitra products, Vitra has set up their own test center which monitors products against criteria that are far more stringent than the statutory standards.


  • 1991 Design Prize Switzerland
  • 1994 Corporate Design Award, iF Industrie Forum Design Hannover
  • 1994 European Community Design Award
  • 1998 "German Prize for Communications Design" for the multi-media efforts of Vitra, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
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A simple, but meaningful design gesture

Craighton from Chicago, IL– Verified Buyer

The tipping motion is not a gratuitous design detail—it makes this the best desk chair I've ever used. I find myself going back and forth between the two positions all day: forward for active tasks like typing, and back for passive tasks like reading or phone calls. Additionally I use a large digital graphics tablet, which I used to use a separate stool to access. The Tip Ton is a great replacement for the stool, allowing me to use my desk chair for dual purposes. Not to mention the amazingly well-resolved form, impossibly perfectly molded from one piece of plastic. I love that I don't have to use a squishy pneumatic task chair to get some ergonomic advantage at my desk—all it took was a simple design detail. Bravo, Vitra and Barber Osgerby!

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Tip Ton wins

faiza hanafi from Los Altos Hills, CA– Verified Buyer

When choosing any piece of furniture I look and form and function. After looking at numerous chairs - narrowing it down to a final four - I chose the Tip Ton as desk chairs for my girls rooms. The Tip Ton chair won because of its simple yet clever ergonomic design. The girls have been using the chairs for a few weeks now and give it a thumbs up!

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Wonderful styling

Eliab Alvarez de la Campa from Cranford, NJ– Verified Buyer

I absolutely LOVE the look of this chair but going from an Eames Soft Padded chair to this was quite a change and significantly less comfortable. I decided to keep the Eames and am now using this to replace my keyboard bench, which for that purpose works well and looks infinitely cooler. ;)

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Tip Ton is Tip Top

Sheila from Phoenix, AZ– Verified Buyer

Great computer chair- comfortable and lightweight. I can easily move it to different locations in the house when using the laptop.
Found it in London in the Design Museum in an area for products winning the 2012 Design Awards.
Love the colors.

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stefano from london

great chairs!
selling 4 white tip ton for £450

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Tip Ton Side Chair is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 440 230 00 04, 44023000-01, 44023000-03, 44023000-23, 44023000-34, 44023000-36, 44023000-37, 44023000-51