chairless chair supports factory workers with an exo-skeleton structure

chairless chair supports factory workers with an exo-skeleton structure

swiss studio sapetti’s ‘chairless chair’ is a flexible exo-skeleton that allows people to take a seat wherever, and whenever, they wish. users can walk around freely with this wearable exo-skeleton once they get into a squatting, crouching, or seated position, adding instant stability to the factory environment.

all images © studio sapetti



studio sapetti designed the ‘chairless chair’ for a swiss company that calls itself the world’s first supplier of ‘wearable ergonomic mechatronic devices’. this exo-skeletal chair is noone’s first product. the wearable structure is designed for manufacturing environments, where workers are required to stand for extended periods, and where traditional chairs would be an obstacles cluttering the workplace. this reduces the number of instances where employees have accidents and feel physical strain, so it can potentially reduce absences, protect workers’ joints, and put a stop to early retirement.



the structures frame can be adjusted to suit people of different shapes and sizes, plus it can be fitted to a variety  of work-friendly footwear. it comprises light-weight, durable engineering plastics such as polyamide. sapetti developed its product over two years, in collaboration with engineers zühlke. the designer team worked closely with employees of automotive companies AUDI, seat, škoda, BMW, daimler AG, and renault to further understand the needs of workers in different factory environments.



studio sapetti’s founder, marc sapetti, comments, ‘with the chairless chair, noonee’s clients can not only improve the ergonomic environment for their employees, by improving body posture, but also solve and prevent certain occupational health and safety challenges, and provide age-appropriate working conditions for their ageing employees.’

  • I must have this.

    Aaron says:
  • I could use one of these for my camping trip.

    Lowell D. Hinds says:
  • I became disabled in 2011 with a condition in my back. My L5-S1 is deteriorated and progressive. It can’t be fixed because the success rate of surgery is so poor, they won’t perform it. I can’t walk very far. I have to use a wheelchair or scooter when shopping. I use a cane or walker with a seat when not walking far. If I walk, maybe 50-60 ft. the pain becomes worse and worse and I have to sit or I fall. I have been searching for something like this. It could change my life. Please give information on how to purchase one.

    Deborah A Conley says:
  • As someone who suffers with low back issues, this would help me dramatically. Where can I get one?

    Doug says:
  • Amazing design, a great solution to the back strains of humping over benches whilst working

    Paul Heneghan says:
  • I like it & I will use it when I get no place to sit

    Sami says:

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