A the 70th anniversary of the Maranello carmaker, Ferrari and Poltrona Frau, the company that has upholstered the interiors of Ferrari cars since the 80’, co-designed an exclusive office chair. It is neither a car seat nor a pure piece of furniture or design. “Cockpit” is the first office chair ever design by Ferrari Design Centre.
“It is a contemporary hybrid that brings together two brands, a blend of automotive know-how and the culture of living that celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Maranello carmaker. An office chair that captures the excitement, the speed of the driver’s seat, as well as the passion for racing,” says Ferrari Design Centre.
The armchair has an architectural and modular structure, and offers expansion possibilities. For the moment two versions are available, the President and the Executive. Both comprise a reclining base and seat, integrated with two different backrests.
The President Cockpit is the managerial model with a high backrest that is inspired by the ergonomics of competitive racing seats. The Executive model, a chair that adapts to all work contexts, has a deliberately low and narrow backrest to ensure more freedom of movement.
The design of “Cockpit a” synthesis of automotive innovation and the materials are the same as those used in Ferrari cars, like the external shell moulded from carbon or alutex. The central band on the seat takes its cue from racing seats, while the swivel device sports the same design and mechanical elements as the steering wheel.
For the leather upholstery, the Ferrari Design Centre team has chosen shades and finishes inspired by the trim of the three Tailor-Made service lines, which allow for the personalized configuration of the car: Scuderia, Classica and Inedita.