Chair series NIA - Innovative seating solution for agile work - brodbeck design

Chair series NIA – Innovative seating solution for agile work

User Centered Design

The aim of brodbeck design is to reflect the individuality of people, to address the many different ways of working and to develop solutions that take into account the different needs and requirements of our multicultural and globally networked world.


Premiere at Orgatec 2018

NIA – an answer to the trends in the modern working world:

– Agile working:
Agile work requires seating solutions that are simple and intuitive to use. Especially if you only sit for a limited time and chairs are used by different people. Therefore, a self-adjusting mechanism was used which makes an individual adjustment to weight etc. superfluous.

– Active sitting:
Life is movement – movement is life. Following this principle, we have given the back of NIA an innovative mobility through an intelligent joint. This allows a 360° rotation, which also promotes mobility and blood circulation in the lower spine area. Extensive tests have shown that this provides remarkable comfort in all seating positions.

– Urban look and Feel:
The design language of NIA reflects the urban and global trend of lightness and comfort. In the spirit of “design based on people“.


design: brodbeck design / Haworth design studio
client: Haworth


Nia was awarded the IF Product Design Award 2021.