The function and contours of Setu were shaped by the world around us. The designers at Studio 7.5 observed the ways technology has changed how we work, where we work and how we move throughout the day.
Designed in Response to Change
We’re working more collaboratively, in a variety of settings – but spending less time in each spot. We expect to work anywhere and everywhere, and we need furniture that can do the same.
Instant Comfort for Anyone, Anywhere
While technology has changed where we sit and when we sit, it shouldn’t change how we all like to work: in comfort. Setu chairs are designed to deliver instant comfort from the moment you sit down.
Material innovation gives Setu chairs their unique combination of flex and strength. The Kinematic Spine uses two types of polypropylene to control resistance and support your weight as you recline. It bends and flexes with every movement, responding to the natural ways your body moves.
Lyris 2 Suspension Seat and Back
More of a structural element than a textile, the finely tuned Lyris 2 elastomeric material is used to create Setu’s one-piece seat and back. The breathable, pliable woven suspension adapts to your sitting bones, providing contouring comfort as well as aeration.
Every Molecule Counts
Setu is Studio 7.5’s solution for today’s more collaborative, less formal workspaces. From the graceful curve of its ribbon arms to the durable, uncoated H-Alloy base, every part of the Setu Chair was painstakingly shaped and reshaped to ensure that each molecule falls into exactly the right place to deliver all the desired functionality.
Less and More
The result is a dematerialised design that uses less material – just 7.7 kg for the multipurpose chair – to support people of all sizes, up to 136 kg. A range of upholstery and material options means you can customise Setu to serve as a focal point or to blend into any space where you work or live.
The typical chair design story goes like this: start with an idea for a chair and shape it to the world around you. But when it came to designing Setu, Studio 7.5 in Berlin let the world around us shape the contours and performance of the chair. It is 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 that we work and live is different now. And it takes different thinking to support it. That’s how we created Setu.