LITE – an Attractive, Innovative and Rational Stackable Chair from OFFECCT

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OFFECCT presents LITE, a new stackable chair / armchair designed by Broberg & Ridderstråle Design & Architecture at this year's ORGATEC trade fair in Cologne. LITE is the result of a design brief from OFFECCT, where the assignment was to develop a stackable chair that combined pleasing aesthetics with rational function and design.

– Stackable chairs are often narrow and characterized by a slightly anxious expression. We wanted to create a chair with an inviting wide back that nevertheless could be placed close together, says Mats Broberg from designer duo Broberg & Ridderstråle.

OFFECCT presents LITE, a new stackable chair / armchair designed by Broberg & Ridderstråle Design & Architecture at this year's ORGATEC trade fair in Cologne.

LITE is the result of a design brief from OFFECCT, where the assignment was to develop a stackable chair that combined pleasing aesthetics with rational function and design.

– The challenge we gave Broberg & Ridderstråle was to create a chair that whilst playing with the idea of how a stackable chair usually looks like, also meets the demanding requirements from public interiors, says Anders Englund, Design Manager, OFFECCT.

The result was LITE, a stackable chair / armchair characterized by a thin profile and a wide arched back. LITE comes with a very competitive price, combining an attractive design with the stringent requirements of a stackable chair - it is easy to transport and to stack, as well as space-efficient and durable.

– Stackable chairs are often narrow and characterized by a slightly anxious expression. We wanted to create a chair with an inviting wide back that nevertheless could be placed close together, says Mats Broberg from designer duo Broberg & Ridderstråle.

– The comfort has also been an important ingredient in the development process, continues Broberg.

LITE can be fitted with accessories such as an arm rest and a foldable writing tablet. It is possible to connect multiple chairs with a linking device. LITE can also be equipped with a removable upholstery for the back and seat, where the removability makes it possible to use the chair also when the upholstery is being washed.

Broberg & Ridderstråle Design & Architecture is a design firm based in Stockholm, Sweden. They have won several awards such as the Wallpaper Design Award and the Elle Interior Design Price. Previously, Broberg & Ridderstråle has designed the table BIRD for OFFECCT.

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Kurt Tingdal, CEO and Marketing Manager, OFFECCT, phone +46 504 415 00, mobile +46 70 581 33 83
Ulrika Darheden, Marketing Assistant, phone +46 504 415 24

ABOUT OFFECCT AB

OFFECCT was founded in 1990 by CEO Kurt Tingdal and Design Manager Anders Englund, and is situated in Tibro, Sweden. The company name is an imaginative concoction of the Swedish word offentlig (meaning public) and the English word affect. This play on words grasps the very core of the company; to affect public space and generate creative meeting places.

OFFECCT believes in combining genuine Swedish craftsmanship with qualitative, innovative and sustainable design. We execute our beliefs in close collaboration with some of the world's most renowned designers, who all share our company's passion for creative meeting places. Together we strive to create elegant and intelligent products, incorporating Scandinavian design tradition and ecological values in the process.

OFFECCT has over its 20 years of existence grown to become a major furniture manufacturer with high design ambitions, which is particularly evident in the many international design awards that OFFECCT has received over the years.

Several public spaces all over the world have been furnished with objects from OFFECCT. A few examples are the Restaurant Kungsholmen, Stockholm (Sweden), the Pravda Restaurant, Helsinki (Finland), the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Copenhagen, (Denmark), MoMA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA), and the Sfera building Restaurant, Kyoto (Japan).

OFFECCT is represented in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Holland, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong

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