Xten: A Chair with a Sports Car Legacy

It’s hardly surprising that the first chair to be designed by Pininfarina would have the sleek lines and sophisticated technology usually associated with sports cars. After all, the company’s legendary designers have been sculpting the automobiles of Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, and Ferrari for decades.

The Xten has all the adjustable elements expected of any high-end chair: armrests, seat, and auto-positioning lumbar support can all be moved at the flick of a finger. Particularly comfortable is the foam-cushion seat, which has been injected with a patented Technogel material that helps reduce pressure on the upper legs.

This woven-mesh chair is free of exposed fasteners and sports a slick fiberglass chassis suspended from its back. While the chassis is available in four colors, it seems most suitable in Ferrari’s signature red.

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