HAG Capisco Chair, designed by Peter Opsvik
Quite possibly the first thing that strikes you when you look at a HAG Capisco is it’s unconventional shape. It stands there with its arms stretched out, almost as if its welcoming you to come over and sit down. One of the many unique things about the Capisco is its saddle-shaped seat. The saddle seat was the result of Opsvik’s research into the working styles of active horsemen. The Capisco’s saddle seat and back allow the sitter unrivaled freedom to move into different, natural sitting positions that are not possible with any other chair. After you’ve tried sitting in the chair, you will understand HAG’s company philosophy – The best sitting position is always the next.
When HAG introduced the Capisco to the world 20 years ago, it was both a bold and risky move. Today we still see it as fresh as it was when it was originally released. The HAG Capisco’s stunning lines and unique functionality have rendered the chair timeless, and we dare say it has become a design icon.
The seat frame of the Capisco is manufactured from recycled car bumpers and plastic household waste. Both the manufacturing process and the raw materials sourced satisfy the highest level of international environmental standards.
Peter Opsvik and his team have partnered with HAG since 1974, and they have been pivotal in developing the ergonomic principles that HAG continues to build its business on today. The Capisco collection has won several prizes for its unique functions and design over the last two decades and continues to make a striking statement with its beauty and relevance today.