Bruno Mathsson objective was to design a work place chair which would create a good posture without any effort from its user. Saga which, as many other task chairs, is based upon the idea that a seat and a backrest adjusted in relation to each other. This however, is where the similarities with a ‘normal’ chair end. The sculptured backrest is in firm contact with the lumbar region keeping the spine positioned in its natural S-shape and puts the user in an upright position. The mechanism allows a range of movement thus reducing damaging compression on lumbar discs and thereby pain often caused by working in sedentary positions.
Back in 1974, the board of Sunnex Equipment in Sunne decided to extend its product portfolio and contacted Bruno Mathsson who had already won international fame by his revolutionizing designs and ability to design furniture conforming to the shape of the human body. In 1982, eight years and countless prototypes later, the chair was finally completed but with ergonomic features well ahead of its time. The combination of the fully adjustable back support and bowl-shaped seat and its multifaceted adjustment options allowed it to be adjusted to each user’s individual requirements, making the chair truly unique. Based on Bruno Mathsson ingenious designs, we have taken his original work to a new level by integrating our collective experiences from 25 years of working with professional users. In our new design, we have adapted the functionality to the requirements of a modern work place whilst emphasizing the characteristic lines of Bruno Mathsson. The Saga chair has no protruding parts or sharp edges and its mechanical parts have been integrated with the round and minimalistic shapes of the seat and back rest. Saga is a tribute to the work of Bruno Mathsson and a manifestation of his timeless and groundbreaking designs. Saga is an uniquely hand-made product expertly constructed by our experienced craftsmen in our factory in Sunne, Sweden.