The Xten office chair, designed by the Pininfarina Group, combines the most advanced ergonomic knowledge, the clever use of technological materials, and inspired design aesthetics. Pininfarina (founded in 1930) is best known for designing and engineering "niche vehicles," especially the alluring Ferrari. The Group also carries out research and production of products for everyday life.
With its roots in automobile know-how, the Xten chair is scientifically engineered to adjust to all positions, shapes and sizes.
The seat is padded with Technogel for total comfort during long hours of sitting. Technogel conforms to the body for excellent pressure distribution. Tests have shown that after 1-1/2 hours a 60% reduction of the maximum pressure is obtained with a Technogel cushion versus a foam-only cushion.
The high-tech woven mesh is tensioned onto the nylon structure and its elasticity grants an even distribution of the forces generated by a person's back. The mesh net, made by a Swiss company specialized in fabrics for extreme sports, allows for transpiration and comfort even in the presence of humidity and high temperatures.
The mechanism has been studied in such a way as to provide the suer the maximum comfort in a totally safe way and to ensure the possibility of finding the most suitable posture for one's build and for the requirements of the moment.
Armatronic is a new revolutionary system for height adjustable armrests. Thanks to its patented height control unit, all desired positions can be easily obtained by means of a button under the right arm. The two armrests move simultaneously and continuously within a range of 2.75" (70 mm). The upper front part of the armrests is covered with a soft polyurethane pad for added comfort. The continuous graceful curve of the armrest is achieved from its single die-cast polished aluminum construction.
The fully adjustable lumbar support allows the user to actively self-position it to suit the user's anatomy without the felling of "intrusiveness" generally present in net backrests.
The headrest is made with the same materials used for the backrest. It is possible to adjust it to 8 positions with a release system easy and handy to use.
Base and casters
The sleek base is in polished die-cast aluminum and the casters are black polyurethane.
This incomparable chair is destined to become a landmark for its advanced technological features and sheer beauty. Available with the gracefully molded back cover in Ferrari Red or Metallic Silver. The Pininfarina logo is inscribed along the top edge. Each chair is individually numbered and registered assuring its high quality and authenticity. Made in Italy.