The chair is so comfortable, you forget it is a folding chair. The comfort comes from a combination of thoughtfully chosen height and angle of the armrests; the backrest's curvature, which supports the natural position of the spine; and seat height that allows you to firmly place both feet on the ground. Furthermore, the thick yet elastic fabric woven exclusively for Nychair X adjusts itself to the user and provides a sensation of being embraced by it.
Open your chair,
Open your world
If you open your chair,
your workspace becomes a retreat.
If you open two chairs,
your balcony becomes a parlor for an enjoyable conversation.
What you want to do, where you want to go
Perhaps traveling far away isn’t the only option to rejuvenate.
We can create a comfortable space wherever we are.
Where to work, how to live, who to have fun with
With your infinite imagination,
Ordinary places can seem like a new world.
So, where would you like to open your chair?
More compact and easy to carry:
the folding chair masterpiece with innovative functionality
Nychair X 80 was created in 1980, 10 years after the launch of the original Nychair X. It was developed to meet the changing needs of the times, as people moved from a low seated living environment with tatami mats, to a more western lifestyle with chairs.
While maintaining the enveloping comfort of the chair, the seat height is set higher than that of the original Nychair X, and the backrest can be folded to make it more compact and easier to carry.
In today's world, where we actively seek to incorporate nature and the extraordinary into our everyday lives, it can give us more freedom and broaden possibilities.
Thoughtfully designed seat height and armrests for a supporting and emveloping seating comfort
Three secrets behind the comfort
Armrest height and angle
The height and angle of the armrest is set so that the arm rests naturally from the elbow. When it is too high, it causes stiff shoulders, and if too low, the weight of the arm is not properly supported
The S-shaped backrest naturally supports the lower back. Without proper support, it is easy to hunch over, resulting in a posture that causes fatigue.
Seat height and depth
The height and depth of the seat is set to allow the feet to firmly rest on the floor. Placing a gap of two fingers length between the back of the knees and the front edge of the seat, provides proper blood flow to the legs and allows you to sit comfortably for an extended period of time.
Compact and lightweight. Can be carried and stands upright when folded
The innovative method of folding the chair by turning both ends of the backrest inwards was invented for Nychair X 80. The chair is even lighter than Nychair X and weights 6 kg. When folded, it remains upright and its compact size allows to save space and reduces the environmental impact in transport. The chair comes already assembled and can be used straight out of the box.
Choose what suits you best from 5 fabric colors and 2 wood colors
The five colors used in fabric were selected to either match sealmessly into the space, or to become an accent piece. You can choose between two beech wood colors: natural and dark brown, coated in urethane resin, which gives ten color combinations total.
Thorough domestic production with commitment to craftsmanship
The parts used to build Nychair X might be simple, but require advanced crafstmanship to achieve beauty in simplicity. Every part is held to high quality standards, so the chairs resulting from the craftsmanship can be enjoyed for a long time.
The removable seat fabric is developed expecially for Nychair X and is manufactured in Japan. The fabric is carefully sewn by craftsmens to make a durable seat, which can comfortably support the weight of the entire body of the user and the chair's structure.
The legs are made of stainless steel, which does not rust easily. Bending the pipe at a perfect angle to fit into the armrests requires a high level of craftsmanship. The manufacturers take measures to avoid scratching the pipe surface during the bending process.
To avoid breakage due to deterioration and prevent rust, which can make a screw unmovable, we have used stainless steel in new generation model instead of regular steel.
The structure of a human arm was taken into consideration to calculate the optimal angle and height of the armrests. Even a small error in hole positioning might affect the angle of the frame and have a huge impact on the level of comfort, so it was necessary to introduce advanced technological solutions.
Comparison with other series
Seating comfort comparision
It was not common to design with ergonomics in mind when Takeshi Nii was active. He designed Nychair X as a "chair for relaxing", and it could be easily seen as that thanks to its structure.
Below we have categorized the "prototypes of the chairs based on support surface" into 6 styles by their purpose on a spectrum with a "working chair" on one end and "relaxing chair" on the other, and placed Nychair X on the graph.
Nychair X and Nychair X Rocking provide a reclined seating positon and a distinctive higher back, which can provide support for the head, placing them in the "rest" chair category. They are great companions for watching movies, listening to music, or just taking a pause.
Nychair X 80 has a more upright seat compared to Nychair X and Nychair X Rocking, and the seat height makes it easier to sit down and stand up, which places it in in both the "light rest" and "rest" categories. Nychair X 80 can be used with a desk or a table, or separately, for reading or talking.
Size comparision: when opened
Seat height at highest point: 35 cm
Seat height at 2/3 of seat depth: 25.5 cm
Seat height at highest point: 43 cm
Seat height at 2/3 of seat depth: 31 cm
Seat height at highest point: 40 cm
Seat height at 2/3 of seat depth: 34.5 cm
Seat height: 33 cm
Size comparison: when folded
I love using the chair by the window in my kitchen diner or on the inner balcony, where I can see the garden. The great points about this chair are that it's easy to sit down and stand up in, and it adjusts its shape to my body, so I can sit in it relaxed and lounge in it anytime.
A fulfilling life with things important to you
Efforts towards reducing enviromental impact
Efforts towards sustainable manufacturing
Getting things we become attached to and continuing to use them for a long time not only enriches our everyday lives, but also contributes to reducing waste and the burden placed on the environment by the production processes. To allow Nychair X to be enjoyed for longer by repairing any damages made during continuous use, we will be introducing additional replacement parts in our store. Please contact us for more information.
We are trying our best to allow everyone to enjoy Nychair X as ""a tool for good living that will always be loved"" over the generations, passed from parent to child, from child to grandchild.
Nychair X 80
Seat height: 34.5 cm
Seat front height: 40 cm
When folded: width 22 cm, depth 67 cm, height 78 cm
Seat frame core: metal (steel)
Armrests: natural wood (beech)
Legs: metal (stainless steel, hairline finish)
Armrests: urethane resin coating