The clever aspect of the original Tip Ton chair by Vitra designed in 2011 is that it can be tilted forward a few degrees from the normal position. This forward-tilt position straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles.
In 2020 Vitra developed a version of the chair that is manufactured from recycled plastic - Tip Ton RE. The high-quality recycling material stems from recycled household waste, particularly used packaging. Utilising this raw material instead of petroleum-based primary plastics generates 54% less climate-damaging emissions, with a significant reduction in primary energy consumption. To achieve the required stability and quality, the recycling material is mixed with a proportion of glass fibres. The dark grey hue of Tip Ton RE is the natural shade of the processed recycling material, which therefore exhibits very slight irregularities in colour. Tip Ton RE is itself 100% recyclable and can be stacked up to four chairs high.