The brief was to design an upholstered chair to compete with the Eames and Saarinen designed Organic Chair.
This chair was the first major tooling investment for furniture by Tom Dixon Ltd and was required to succeed as a proof of market test.
Because of this, it is designed as a two-for-one in that the same tool can be used to produce both low and high back options - a simple and low cost plug is inserted into the larger mold to convert it to make the smaller chair.
Higher backed dining chairs are much less common to be specified in large numbers than low backed chairs and whilst the aim was for a high-backed Organic Chair competitor, the real market volume is in the low-back typology.
In order to push even further the efficiency of the new single tooled shells it was paired to an already in production timber chair base that related to a well established furniture family within the main collection. The resulting close fixing points give the chair a somewhat startled stance.