The Setu Chair is shaped for people; a true example of inspiration through observation. A unique combination of flexibility and strength meet the demands of more collaborative workplaces while the dematerialized spine bends and flexes as you do.
Kinematic Spine: The Kinematic Spine simply and effortlessly supports a variety of postures, and does so without needing a single adjustment. This strong and flexible structure helps support your weight and controls resistance as you recline, letting the chair bend and flex along with you.
Lyris 2 Fabric: The pliable Lyris 2 seat and back suspension fabric adapts to your sitting bones by distributing your weight evenly, providing contouring comfort, and aeration to keep your body comfortable.
Height Adjustment: The only user adjustment on the chair.
Base: The light weight sculpted base helps to promote movement and is available in various colors and finishes.
- No Bumpers: For open spaces or areas not near a wall, there is no need for bumpers. Top bumpers can also be retrofitted when ordered as a service part.
- Corner Bumpers: Top corner bumpers are inserted into the left and right top edge of chair to protect Lyris 2 Fabric from rubbing against walls or panels.
- No Arms: Armless option is available for those who prefer the look of an armless chair, or would rather rest their forearms on a surface rather than the armrests of their chair.
- Ribbon Arms: Ribbon arms are set at a height of 8.5 inches from the seat. Arm height ranges from 24.2 inches from the floor in the lowest sitting position, to 28.9 inches from the floor in the highest sitting position.
Casters for Hard Floor or Carpet with Medium Roll-Resistance: A versatile caster that can be used on hard surfaces such as wood, ceramic tile, vinyl tile, or carpeted floors. This 2.5 inch diameter caster features medium roll-resistance that prevents the chairs from rolling away when they are not occupied. Casters are made of durable black nylon, with a soft tread that gives the chair better traction and reduces noise on hard surfaces.
Dimensions & Measurements
Setu Multipurpose Chair Dimensions & Measurements
- Overall Height: 37.125"
- Overall Width: 25.125"
- Seat Height: 15.5" to 20"
- Seat Depth: 17.25"
- Seat Width: 19"
Inspiration through observation
The typical chair design story goes like this: Start with an idea for a chair and shape it into the world around you. But, in designing Setu, Studio 7.5 in Berlin let the world around us shape the contours and performance of the Setu chair. It’s inspiration through observation.
Together with Studio 7.5, we combined our design expertise and manufacturing excellence and studied, learned, asked questions, and relearned. The way we work and live is different now. And it takes different thinking to support it. That’s how we created Setu.
Burkhard Schmitz and Carola Zwick started their studio as a team of six in Berlin in 1992. The group was looking for the freedom to work on projects that interested them, and for the freedom to do so without bosses or titles.
This is the way they’ve operated ever since. “Everybody does everything,” says Schmitz, speaking for the group that now includes Carola’s brother, Roland Zwick, and a small team of seven. “That’s how we cultivate ideas and maintain our openness and curiosity.”
The group’s name—Studio 7.5—comes from an early idea to rent a 7.5-ton truck, put a model shop in it, and drive from one project site to another. Obviously, freedom of movement is important for these designers. They move freely—and smartly—when designing products for their clients.
The complexity of design problems, Studio 7.5 believes, requires collaboration, and repeated testing of ideas in full-scale models until the most elegant answer emerges. “You really have to work in three dimensions when designing products,” notes Roland. “Computer drawings just don’t give you the feel, the touch, the smell.”
They love designing furniture, or as they prefer to call it, “equipment,” as in the tools people need for the work that they do. They find designing office chairs in particular to be most rewarding and have worked with Herman Miller on the award-winning Setu, Mirra, and Mirra 2 chairs—and now, Cosm. “We define not only how the chair looks but how it performs,” Carola says. As to how Setu, Mirra, and Cosm all perform for you, they provide comfort no matter how or where you sit. “Our goal is to enable people to assume roles similar to that of a craftsman in his shop, surrounded by what he or she needs to be most productive.”
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