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Pacific Chair high back
Pacific Chair
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Edward Barber >, Jay Osgerby >
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Development of the Pacific Chair followed the guiding principle ‚full performance, quiet design‘ and achieved a harmonious combination of these two characteristics. The individual, high-quality components have a consistent design language, lending the Pacific Chair expressive clarity and precision. Its appearance is strongly defined by the backrest, which extends so far down that no mechanical components are visible from behind, with the exception of the base. With its linear silhouette and understated design, the chair is an ideal addition to any contemporary interior.

Although not readily visible, the Pacific Chair offers all the sophisticated functions necessary for ergonomic seating. The height-adjustable back and armrests form part of the same vertically aligned profile. This is a decisive feature of the overall design concept and allows users to sit sideways. The synchronised mechanism automatically responds to the weight of the respective user, offering an immediate sense of personalised comfort. Further fine adjustments can be carried out quickly and easily thanks to the concealed but intuitively positioned operating elements. The padded backrest comes in three different heights; one height is available with a mesh cover. Components are colour-coordinated in light or dark versions, available with matching functional armrests or elegant aluminium arm supports.

Office swivel chair with height-adjustable or 3D armrests in accordance with EN 1335, Ergonomic Seal of Approval.
Seat mechanism: synchronised mechanism with automatic weight adjustment and manual fine tuning of backrest resistance with five settings. The backrest can be locked in the upright position. Equipped as standard with seat height and seat depth adjustment. Aluminium casing for seat mechanism, sandblasted or powder-coated (deep black) depending on the frame colour selected. Control lever on seat mechanism always made of polyamide in deep black.
Backrest: medium height, padded. Six adjustable height settings. Polyamide backrest with polyurethane foam padding. Upholstery cover in fabric or leather.
Seat upholstery: polyurethane foam. Seat support in polyamide (deep black). Seat cover in fabric or leather.
Armrests: height-adjustable armrests or 3D armrests with adjustable height, width and depth. Armrest sleeve and operating element in polyamide (deep black or soft grey, depending on the frame colour selected). With soft polyurethane pads (in deep black or dark grey, depending on the frame colour selected). Also available with fixed armrests in die-cast aluminium, polished or powdercoated (deep black) depending on the frame colour selected, optional leather pads. Also available with fixed armrests in die-cast aluminium, polished or powder-coated (deep black) depending on the frame colour selec- ted, optional leather pads.
Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium, with a polished finish or powder-coated (deep black), or alternately made of polyamide (deep black); equipped with double castors (Ø 60 mm).

Despite its understated design, the Pacific Chair has an unmistakeable linear silhouette. The backrest extends downwards to conceal mechanical elements, while the armrests form an integral part of the chairback; visible components are, therefore, reduced to a minimum. The overall effect is one of unassuming serenity.

Conference areas and hybrid zones
The Pacific Chair with a low upholstered backrest displays extreme aesthetic restraint. It is a perfect choice for meeting and conference areas as well as hybrid zones, offering comfortable seating for temporary users.

he high-quality structural components are available in colour-coordinated versions, making it possible to mix and match different chair configurations in one setting without any hint of chaos. The Pacific Chair blends in perfectly with the architecture and interior design of contemporary office environments.

The medium-height backrest provides comfortable lumbar support, even over prolonged periods of sitting – and also emanates linear simplicity. The back extends so far down that no mechanical components are visible from behind. This makes for a serene and tidy picture even in large office interiors.

Executive office
When equipped with a high backrest and adjustable neck cushion, the Pacific Chair offers additional support in the upper spine. Its understated design has a distinguished aura and is therefore perfectly adapted to office environments with a progressive corporate culture and a transparent structure.

People have a natural urge to move – even when sitting. Ideally, an office swivel chair should not just offer freedom of movement but also promote dynamic sitting. To do this, the chair must be correctly adjusted.

100% Trevira CS polyester | 520 gr/m2
Laser is a sturdy and striking cover fabric with a distinctive woven structure. Easy to care for and durable like sportswear, the fabric is also highly abrasion-resistant. The economical Laser fabric can also be utilised in office environments. Laser is available in 35 colours.

100% polyester | 230 g/m2
Plano is a robust and versatile fabric suited to a wide range of applications, making it an ideal choice for office environments. Due to the flat texture of the polyester weave, Plano has an understated appearance that is compatible with countless products. Available in 39 colours.

85% new wool, 15% polyamide |435 gr/m2
Volo is a finely structured wool blend with a refined weave that gives it an elegant appearance. This expressive textile shows strong solid colours to full advantage while simultaneously offering pleasant tactile qualities. With its soft look and appealing texture, Volo is a perfect fit for home interiors, but it is also well suited for use in the contract sector. Volo is available in 17 colours.

70% new wool, 30% polyamide | Twill 325 g/m2
The high percentage of natural fibres gives Twill very pleasant tactile qualities and an inviting, elegant appearance. Twill is extremely durable and has excellent abrasion resistance (min. 100,000 Martindale cycles, DIN EN ISO 12947-2). Available in 18 colours.

Premium Leather
Thickness 1,1-1,3 mm, semi-aniline-leather
Premium leather is a relatively smooth cowhide leather with a flat grain and fine top sheen. It is dyed-through and lightly pigmented. The semi-aniline leather is soft to the touch, like a leather glove. Premium leather is available in 22 colours.

Thickness 1,1-1,3 mm, pigmented leather
The standard grade leather used by Vitra is a robust cowhide leather, dyed-through, pigmented and embossed with an even grain pattern. Since it is hard-wearing and easy to maintain, it can also be used in office environments. Standard Leather is available in 7 colours.

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