boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials

boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials

boss design expands its portfolio with ola tub chair

 

From a coffee place to meeting and boardroom settings, the Ola Tub chair expands Boss Design‘s versatile quality and fits into any kind of room. In collaboration with the leading German furniture designer Wolfgang CR Mezger, the evolved version of the product brings an extra level of comfort, support and security in light and elegant forms. Through a highly modularized design, Boss has made it possible for customers to reupholster Ola Tub in future, changing colors and fabrics as well as updating the base, with the aim of extending the working life of the chair.

boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials
Boss Design reveals Ola Tub chair, created in collaboration with German furniture designer Wolfgang CR Mezger

all images courtesy of Boss Design

 

 

Founded in 1983 by Brian Murray, Boss Design manufactures in eight countries across five continents. The manufacturing company‘s original mission to transform spaces in the workplace, education, hospitality, retail and leisure from the ordinary to the extraordinary continues to guide the company alongside a steadfast commitment to sustainability and the environment. For 2023, Boss Design collaborates with German designer Wolfgang CR Mezger for Ola Tub and brings all these qualities together, expanding the company’s portfolio.

 

‘We designed the Ola shell together, and it worked. Then we added a variety of frames, and it worked. We added fabrics and upholstery, and it worked. With Ola Tub we’ve added arms and it works! Ola Tub has been realized as a very successful piece of furniture,’ says Wolfgang CR Mezger.

boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials
evolved from the original Ola monoshell chair, Ola Tub brings an extra level comfort, support and security

 

 

Complementing its parent product range, the evolution in the chair family offers a plethora of possibilities for many kinds of settings, whether in an informal bar or café, or in the workplace, thanks to its classic but enticing form. As the original version, Ola Tub is available in a minimal polypropylene shell, with a cushioned seat, or with a fully upholstered, plush interior. Tubular leg, sled, wooden leg, four-star fixed, four-star castor and five-star castor bases can all be specified, as can a writing tablet. Six color options are offered in the basic spec, along with multiple fabric and finish choices.

 

With a highly modularized design, Boss Design offers customers the opportunity to reupholster Ola Tub in future, changing colors and fabrics as well as updating the base as desired to fit any style or setting. This ultimately extends the chair’s working life as well as lowers its environmental impact.

boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials
the Ola family offers a plethora of new possibilities

 

 

Various porotypes were tested and iterated upon, arriving at single shell form that is slightly thicker beneath the seat with sides ascending to culminate in graceful gullwing arms. Ola Tub’s final form is lithe and gentle, physically resilient and enticingly comfortable to sit in – the arms, sides, set and back providing a reassuring sense of stability.

 

‘We put comfort first. Even from the very first prototypes, we’ve never deviated from that. Our design process has been all about fine-tuning the details that wrap around the comfort offered by Ola, and now by Ola Tub,’ says Mark Barrell, Design Director.

boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials
the product can complement informal café and breakout seating, or meeting and boardroom settings

boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials
Wolfgang and the Boss Design team concentrated on maintaining its iconic lines and subtle elegance

 

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tubular leg, sled, wooden leg, four-star fixed, four-star castor and five-star castor bases can all be specified, as can a writing tablet

boss design's ola tub chair can get restyled with different bases, forms & materials
the form is slightly thicker beneath the seat with sides ascending to culminate in graceful arms

 

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Ola Tub’s final form is lithe and gentle, physically resilient and enticingly comfortable to sit in

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