The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
Cockpit’s structure is made out of rigid polyurethane with metal inserts.
The external shell is moulded and comes in carbon or alutex.
The padding is in polyurethane foam.
The sophisticated cast aluminium mechanism engineered by the Poltrona Frau Research and Development Centre, based on the Ferrari Design Centre's idea and design, is the foundation of Cockpit’s ergonomics. The activation levers extend like two wings beneath the seat, clearly referencing the steering wheel controls in sports cars. The right lever lets you adjust the seat height with a gas spring – hidden by special aluminium casings. The left lever activates the inclining and tilting oscillation movement thanks to designated leaf springs, with upright position locking system. 360° armchair rotation completes the functions.
The mechanism and levers have polished aluminium or lacquered Racer Grey finish.
The same finishes are used for the five-spoke base, also made out of cast aluminium.
It has soft self-braking swivel castors with grey tread or hard self-braking castors with black tread.
The President model bears the Ferrari horse in relief on the leather upholstery of the headrest. All models and versions bear the Ferrari logo in relief on the front end of the mechanism at the top of the seat, as well as the Ferrari Design logo on the cover of the mechanism beneath the chair. On the seatback there is a metal tag bearing the Poltrona Frau brand.
Along with the construction techniques, great care was taken in the look and upholstery, available in five versions inspired by the liveries of the Ferrari Tailor-made personalisation service, which lets you have your vehicles tailor-outfitted. These five different versions reference the liveries from the three “Scuderia”, “Classica” and “Inedita” lines, with precious visible edge stitching. In particular, the “Scuderia 1” and “Classica 1” versions have a central strip sewn onto the seat and backrest.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Seat functions||adjustable seat depth|
adjustable seat angle
adjustable seat height
|Base finish||with castors|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
with back padding
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
shades of red
shades of brown
shades of beige