Ferrari’s design team has teamed up with Italian brand Poltrona Frau to create an office chair that resembles the driver’s seat of their modern supercars. Shown at Milan design week, the Ferrari office chair is officially known as the ‘Cockpit chair’ comes in two versions – the President, which features a higher backrest, and the Executive, which is has a lower back support and more of a lounging scoop.
The process was headed up by Ferarri’s head of design Flavio Manzoni, who oversees all aspects of design for the brand’s cars, including bodywork and interior trims. Both Ferrari office chairs have been designed to envelop the body which, according to Poltrona Frau, captures the “excitement, speed and dynamism” of being behind the wheel.
“The idea that Ferrari proposed to us was to bring the emotions that one feels while driving a Ferrari car into a seat that could fit a working environment,” Poltrona Frau general manager Nicola Coropulis told Dezeen.