Whether one wants to call it an office chair, a desk chair, a task chair, or anything else, the Pacific Chair offers all the features of those work staples while packaging them within a sleek and pared down design. The chair, which was designed by duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and released by furniture brand Vitra, is most notable not for what it has but what it lacks — namely, the Pacific Chair has no visible levers or buttons.
Since task chairs need to accommodate virtually every body type, they're almost always equipped with a series of buttons, knobs, and levers to let each user adjust their chair to their own body. Though such malleability is essential, those controls make many task chairs look utilitarian and unappealing. The Pacific Chair's back is lowered deeper than most other chairs, hiding these mechanical components.