Be Hybrid - Vepa

Be Hybrid

Always the right seating position

The Be Hybrid is at home in a variety of multi-user working environments. For example, at the office, in learning environments or meeting places, but also at home. A chair that has you sitting comfortably right away, and is easy to operate with just one button. You sit down, adjust the height and start working.

On top of that, the chair consists of 76% recycled content. Apart from the cross-foot and the gas spring, the chair is made entirely from waste! Good for you, good for the company and good for the planet.

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Intuitive handling

he chair offers support in every seating position thanks to its patented mechanism, together with the flexibility of the frame material. The hinge points of the chair are located directly at the hinge points of the user, i.e. the knee joint and the hip and pelvic joints. As a result, the user’s weight is essentially converted automatically by the mechanism into the right counter pressure. This counter pressure guarantees immediate and pleasant support for everyone in the chair, in any sitting position.

Most circular work chair

The entire chair, including the base, contains 76% recycled content. Unfortunately, this is not yet 100% because a gas spring and wheels cannot be made from recycled material in a way that is economically responsible. Our long-term objective is a Be Hybrid made from 100% recycled materials.

Be Hybrid has an ECI (*) of € 1.90 and a GWP (**) of 11.77 kg CO2 equivalent.

 

(*) ECI stands for environmental cost indicator and it shows the total environmental impact, expressed in euros of the product over its total lifetime.

(**) GWP is the global warming potential: the most commonly used measurement method to compare climate effects of different products.

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Product information

Specifications

  • a patented mechanism that moves with the user
  • equipped with one button to adjust the seat height
  • seat and back made of 100% recycled PET
  • frame made of 100% upcycled nylon
  • seat height adjustment from 41-55 cm via EN-DIN-4551 tested safe gas spring
  • plastic cross-foot base in colour black-grey (RAL7021)
  • multifunction wheels  RAL 7021 (suitable for soft and hard surfaces)

Materials 

  • seat and back: PET-Felt anthracite or light grey
  • optional seat cushion: choice of fabric group 10, 20 30, 40, 50 (please note: a modified fabric chart classification applies to this chair; see product sheet)

For the complete specifications of Be Hybrid: see product sheet under “Documents”

 

Options

  • upholstered seat cushion (please note: a modified fabric chart classification applies to this chair)
  • star base aluminum polished
  • star base aluminum RAL 7021 epoxied

 

Vinyl

Silverguard

Cambridge

Stamskin TOP

Fabrics

Re-wool

Main Line Flax

Bond

Blazer

Xtreme

Medley

Remix

Steelcut trio

Fame

Gaja Classic

Radio

Ecolabel

Oeko-Tex

Be Hybrid – product sheet

Be Hybrid is locally designed, developed and produced.

Local production: Vepa distinguishes itself by producing everything in its own, local facilities. Our own wood, sheet steel, tubular steel, powder coating, wood spray, upholstery and final assembly departments form a complete production circle within a single company. By producing close to the sales market we keep distances small and CO2 emissions minimal.

LCA: By using independent LCAs (life cycle analysis) we reveal the environmental impact of a product. In product development we can greatly improve later designs by carrying out an LCA in the initial phase. In addition, an LCA also provides insight into the main factors responsible for the environmental damage. We then use these factors as starting points for redesign or as focal points for improvement. The LCAs are carried out in accordance with ISO 14044.

FSC® and PEFC: Vepa only uses certified wood. The FSC® and PEFC labels stand for responsible and sustainable forest management. Responsible forest management meets three criteria: it takes account of the environment, respects social aspects (such as the rights of local communities and forest workers) and is economically viable. Moreover, wood is the number one bio-based resource by nature.

TPAC (Timber Procurement Assessment Committee): Timber to be supplied or timber processed in products to be supplied must comply with the Dutch Procurement Criteria for Timber according to the Socially Responsible Procurement criteria. FSC® and PEFC are both systems that have been approved by the Dutch state secretary.

SRP criteria: Vepa complies with the SRP criteria drawn up by the central government. The national criteria for socially responsible procurement (SRP) for office furniture are available via the SRP criteria tool (https://www.mvicriteria.nl/en/webtool).

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