Tipo is a collection of high density multi-purpose stacking chairs, stools and tables.



Tipo Nesting Chair

  • Horizontal stacking using folding function
  • Mesh or polypropylene seat and back
  • Powder coated base on castors
  • Optional writing tablet
  • Optional seat cushion also available

Lead Time Guide: 12-14 Weeks

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Tipo is a high density multi-purpose stacking chair with a choice of different backs and seat options.

The aesthetic, comfort and functionality of the amazingly light weight Tipo mesh stacking chair sets a new direction in the evolution of stacking chairs.

Weighing from only 3.5kg, Tipo is available with or without arms on a sled base with a linking device or 4 legs. It has the ability to stack 40 units high on its dolly and available on glides or castors with optional writing tablet and upholstered seat pad. The collection also includes stools on a sled base with optional upholstered seat pad and a Nesting chair on castors that can be stacked horizontally by folding the seat. Optional A3 writing tablet is also available for the Nesting chair. The aesthetics, comfort and functionality of the light weight Tipo range is created through a combination of a waterfall mesh seat to prevent pressure points, a flexible back and a torsion bar frame that gives clear access for your legs beneath the seat. The integrated linking device in the sled base avoids the need for additional components. Manufactured in Japan by Axona Aichi, the Tipo chair is an eco-friendly product using recycled materials. All components are recyclable with simple disassembly into each material type.


Taku Kumazawa

Taku Kumazawa was born in Aichi, Japan in 1970. Immediately following his graduation in Industrial Design at the Nagoya University of Arts in 1994, he joined the R&D Division of AICHI CO.,LTD. Taku is head of new product development [public furniture] and is a associate director of the Design Development group in the Comprehensive Planning Division.

Taku Kumazawa continually provides Aichi with new design and concepts and has been the recipient of the "Good Design Award" in Japan for 11 products.

His latest stacking chair Tipo was awarded of a Special Prize of the Good Design Award and also red dot award, product design 2011 in Germany.