Designed by ITO Design & Haworth Design Studio

The Fern desk chair is easy, natural and unhindered.

Inspired by nature, it is in tune with your every move.

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Fern backrest construction animation

Wave Suspension ™

Fern’s Wave Suspension™ system is the heart of the chair and the key to its back comfort and flexibility. From all appearances, the back looks simple, but inside is a high level of science, engineering, and innovation.

The Stem is a centred spine that supports a series of Fronds extending like leaves. Each Frond is calibrated to support a different area of the back, from the thoracic (upper back) to the lumbar to the pelvic areas. Back support is as constant as a person’s movement. The Cradle overlays the Fronds and Stem, working in concert with them for effortless support.

Man reclining in Fern office chair in sunny room

Sit Well

Fern is an office chair that accommodates the diverse working population with new levels of 24 hour comfort, regardless of size, posture, or work mode. Research-driven, Fern’s ergonomic seating innovations provide total back support and respond to your every movement.

Work Well

With Fern, more comfort means less distraction. As you move or change posture, Fern works with you, not against you, so you can stay focused on the tasks at hand. With no hard outer frame, Fern has a soft and pliable edge that won't jar you or limit your movement.

Feel Well

Fern provides a comfortable, engaging sitting experience that creates good feelings, keeping you balanced and centred in your chair.  Its approachable design is less machine, more human, with mechanics discreetly integrated into the warm, residential aesthetic.