Unveiled at Cologne’s 2002 International Furniture Fair, Contessa became an instant global star for Okamura. 20 years on, this highly acclaimed office chair’s popularity has not faded.

Unveiled at Cologne’s 2002 International Furniture Fair, Contessa became an instant global star for Okamura. 20 years on, this highly acclaimed office chair’s popularity has not faded.

Timeless Design

Impeccable fit & Comfort

Choice of Expression

An Iconic and Enduring Office Chair

Leading furniture manufacturer, Okamura, joined forces with Turin-based design firm, ITALDESIGN in 2000, to create a world class office chair. Two years later, Contessa emerged, an instant classic. Contessa’s form celebrates contrast. The sheer, transparent tension of stretched mesh across the seat and back provides an elegant counterpoint to the sleek, industrial weight of the aluminum frame. Iconic and enduring looks, with outstanding ergonomic functionality, have ensured this task chair quickly earned global acclaim. For the past 20 years, Contessa has remained a favorite in office seating.

An Iconic and Enduring Office Chair

Leading furniture manufacturer, Okamura, joined forces with Turin-based design firm, ITALDESIGN in 2000, to create a world class office chair. Two years later, Contessa emerged, an instant classic. Contessa’s form celebrates contrast. The sheer, transparent tension of stretched mesh across the seat and back provides an elegant counterpoint to the sleek, industrial weight of the aluminum frame. Iconic and enduring looks, with outstanding ergonomic functionality, have ensured this task chair quickly earned global acclaim. For the past 20 years, Contessa has remained a favorite in office seating.

The Industrial Design Division of Italdesign, headquartered in Moncalieri, Torino – Italy, was established in 1981 and today is one of the most renowned and leading organizations in the industrial and transportation design fields on a worldwide level. Acclaimed for its proclivity in all-round functional design, Italdesign’s projects range from automobiles to pieces of furniture, from tires to watches and home appliances.