HÅG Tion by Flokk: The Workplace Chair For Homes AND Offices
HÅG Tion by Flokk is a sustainable, customisable workplace chair for everyone, everywhere: it’s for homes AND for offices, – perfect for those who ‘WFH.’
With the boundaries between work and home now blurred for so many of us across the globe, office furniture is evolving to meet the demands of this growing issue. Not everyone has room for the space-taking executive swivel chairs of yesteryear, and because of this, more people than ever before are now looking for chairs that are both functional and aesthetic.
Designed in collaboration by three studios (Oslo’s Anderssen & Voll, the Swiss designers, BIG-GAME, and the London-based Norwegians, Hunting & Narud), the invention is a lightweight, customisable, and endlessly-flexible workplace chair that also happens to be the most sustainable in Flokk’s (already environmentally-progressive) collection.
Created especially for the new ‘WFH’ world that we now live in, Flokk’s HÅG Tion chair will sit effortlessly in any type of workplace, whether it’s a kitchen table hot-desk, a dedicated workstation, or a traditional office environment.
This flexibility and customisability is thanks to a huge range of colour and material customisation options, combined with a lightweight construction that makes the chair easy to manoeuvre between spaces. It’s a single seat, for every setting.
“There is such a huge demand for a chair that fits in with your life, doesn’t take up too much space, AND works just as well in your home office, as in an actual office,” said Oscar Narud (from Hunting & Narud, – one of the four design studios involved in the project).
Following extensive research into modern workspaces and home-working behaviours, the international team developed a “task-chair” concept that was aesthetically and ergonomically-refined, easily adaptable to suit any interior style, built for durability and longevity, and – thanks to its neat frame and small footprint – suited to even the most compact of home-working set-ups.
The HÅG Tion is available in a combination of wood, plastic and aluminium components, with or without armrests and upholstery, and in a wide range of colours, styles and finishes. This provides the freedom for the user to create designs that suits both their individual personal style(s), and/or interior environment(s).
Seven colours of recycled plastic are available for the back and seat, along with five colours of aluminium finishes, and a vast array of upholstery options, – including textile finishes from Kvadrat, Gabriel, Camira, and Norway’s heritage wool manufacturer, Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik.
“HÅG Tion is a chair that shouldn’t feel too corporate, too sterile or bland. So often, colours from industrial products are taken from a RAL chart, without a narrative. For HÅG Tion’s palette, it was important to draw inspiration from domestic settings and homes. To ensure that the chair would have these qualities, we have researched and studied interior colour palettes from English heritage until modern times,” said Amy Hunting from Hunting & Narud.
As well as giving individuals the freedom to choose colour combinations that improves both their focus and mood, the HÅG Tion also features the trademark HÅG inBalance® movement mechanism, an ergonomic feature that provides comfort whilst encouraging movement and variations in posture, allowing the chair to move with the user’s body.
Also, it’s Flokk’s most sustainable task chair to date, and continues the brand’s ongoing mission to push the boundaries of sustainable design: the use of colour-sorted post-consumer plastics marks a major breakthrough for the brand, allowing Flokk to broaden its plastic colour palette (which was previously limited to black), to include a range of different shades.
Made with energy-efficient processes and using recycled and renewable materials wherever possible (including 94% post-consumer plastics to form the seat, backrest shells, and 97–98% recycled aluminium for the base, and optional armrests), the chair has the lowest carbon footprint of any task chair in the Flokk portfolio, making it the brand’s most sustainable to date.
Versions featuring wood will be made using responsibly sourced timber, and easily-removable upholstery options, including a variety of sustainable fabrics, selected to meet EU Ecolabel criteria. Textiles available includes both wool and post-consumer recycled polyester, – chosen for their durability and longevity.
As is typical of Flokk products, HÅG Tion has been designed without glue, allowing for easy disassembly, and all parts can be repaired or replaced, maximising the chair’s lifespan. A 10-year guarantee stands testament to the design’s durability, and to Flokk’s commitment towards producing high-quality furniture that is built to last.
“HÅG Tion is a true manifestation of Flokk’s ongoing efforts to reach several of our 2030 Sustainability Goals – such as using 1,500 tonnes of recycled plastics in our products by 2025, and having 60% recycled materials on average in our entire portfolio by 2030,” said Atle Thiis-Messel, the Vice President of Sustainability at Flokk.
Flokk is the leading manufacturer of high-quality workplace furniture in Europe, developing a growing family of global brands. Flokk is the owner of HÅG, Offecct, Giroflex, RH, Profim, 9to5 Seating, BMA, RBM, and Malmstolen. A focus on the environment through several decades has enabled Flokk to become a leader in the development of sustainable furniture.
Flokk’s head office is in Oslo, Norway, with their main production sites in Røros (Norway), Nässjö (Sweden), Turek (Poland) and Hawthorne (USA). In addition, Flokk also has sales offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Singapore, the USA, Canada, China, and in Australia. Their products are now sold in more than 80 countries worldwide.
HÅG Tion will be on show at Flokk’s pop-up exhibition during Stockholm Design Week between the 7th-13th February, 2022.
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