he Offecct Tempo Laptop Chair lets laptoppers work and play in stylish comfort. Created by industrial-turned-product designer Andrea Ruggiero, the Tempo laptop chair offers “informal, transitional seating for public spaces.” Its versatile design lets you sit in a variety of positions, while maintaining easy access to your laptop. The Tempo laptop chair is built with laminated plywood and a glossy lacquered finish, a wooden frame, a foam seat upholstered in a choice of fabric or leather, and a sleek, chrome swivel base. Andrea Ruggiero’s Tempo chair, an unusual seat that forgoes a back in recognition of the fact that, well, there are plenty of people who don’t sit normally. The brief from Swedish furniture manufacturer Offecct asked Ruggiero to explore “new ways of sitting,” and the NYC-based designer came up with an attached surface that can be used as a laptop perch or a writing surface. Would the Tempo be comfortable long-term? Maybe or maybe not, but that’s besides the point: Tempo addresses the need for informal, transitional seating in public spaces–where people transiting from one fixed or formal situation to another can sit and have a short break, take notes, type an email, or have an impromptu meeting. “Offecct’s brief presented a distinct opportunity and helped identify a need for informal short-term seating in public spaces,” explains Andrea Ruggiero. “However, the tricky part was resolving the ergonomic issues associated with the different sitting positions, while ensuring that it could be used comfortably by a diverse user group.” Prototype testing and user evaluation was conducted with a broad range of users, ranging from petite females to large males. For more information just visit the link below.