The universe on your back.

"The design team have put a large emphasis on attention to form and detail. Once this had been achieved, we resolved to create a design with its own distinctive personality. As we thought about the design being for universal use, we began to think about something cosmic - the universe in constant movement"  -  Javier Cunado (ITEMdesignworks)

Urban Block is a chair designed for collaborative work in open areas with a constructive concept of open architecture which allows multiple configurations. A versatile and universal product offered over a variety of models including available bases of 4 cylindrical legs with caps, 4 cylindrical legs on castors, Five-star Swivel, Self-return, Bench and the higher Draughtsman Chair with footrest.  Urban has a trolley with a large capacity for storage and transport, with vertical stacking for better stability and ease of access.


  • Base: Moulded aluminium 4 cross support or 5 star swivel base in silver, white, black or polished finishes.
  • Optional accessories: antistatic castors, writing tablet on left or right hand side, hook on baskedtin black or white finish, polypropylene linking devices, upholstered seat with an ergonomic padded interior.
  • Armrests: With or without polypropylene arms.
  • Backrest and Seat: Polypropylene seat back with ergonomic fibre glass and breathable holes available in a range of colours.  Optional upholstered seat available in a variety of colours within the within the 'Group T-C' and 'Group M' fabric upholstery ranges.