skateboarding and workplace seating combined in mobilité
skateboarding and workplace seating combined in mobilité skateboarding and workplace seating combined in mobilité
jun 05, 2015

skateboarding and workplace seating combined in mobilité

skateboarding and workplace seating combined in mobilité
all images courtesy of tim defleur & benjamin helle




‘mobilité’ brings a fresh perspective on work place transportation. the seat/skateboard is an ideal substitute for those that would rather rocket backwards across the entire office in their chair then walk ten feet, or for the skater that can’t quite come to terms with being inside all day. treated as a piece of furniture, the board is made of solid foam upholstered with a thick layer of felt. it’s comfortable, and due to its materiality, able to move back and forth like most ergonomic back rests on the market. when you need to move, simply pull the deck from its designate slot and hop on. ‘mobilité’ was designed in a collaborative effort between tim defleur and benjamin helle.

mobilité chair tim defleur benjamin helle designboom
close up of chair

a skateboard and a stool


video by Benjamin Helle

as a seat

mobilité chair tim defleur benjamin helle designboom
instead of layered wood, the board is made of foam and upholstered with felt

comfortable thanks to flexibility

mobilité chair tim defleur benjamin helle designboom
the stool alone

felt skateboard

detail of felt and seat

transportation and a chair in one

mobilité chair tim defleur benjamin helle designboom
in the studio

preliminary sketches



designboom has received this project through its ‘DIY submissions’ feature, which welcomes readers to submit their own work for publication. see more designboom readers submissions here.


edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • wannabe skater, what the hell is this?!

    alexander garnett says:

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