Ahrend 2020

Sitting for long periods of time is made easy with the Ahrend 2020. The Ahrend 2020 visitor chairs and conference chairs are truly comfortable. Now you can enjoy long meetings in total comfort.

The best way to assess the comfort of the Ahrend 2020 is to try it for yourself. The high degree of comfort gives the chair a positive feel when sitting for long periods of time. The movement mechanism makes it possible to be active whilst sitting or leaning back. Perfect for long running meetings, or if you want to simply relax.

  • Recognisable Ahrend quality with a concealed operating mechanism and intuitive operation
  • Easily adjustable to suit anyone and any activity for the perfect personalised seat, using the unique Comfor-slide and 3D armrests
  • Complies with and easily exceeds all national and international ergonomic standards, such as the European EN-1335 standard and the Dutch NPR 1813 (second column)
  • Astonishingly comfortable, thanks to the patented synchro-mechanism, solidseat and comfortzones
  • All functions can be operated from a seated position using intuitively placed controls and clear pictograms
  • Concise instructions integrated into seat and seating
  • Instructions available online
  • Ahrend is the only producer of Cradle to Cradle (C2C) chairsin the Benelux region. Ahrend 2020 has been awarded a C2C certificate
  • All the materials used are completely recyclable, includingthe revolutionary recycling of foam parts

Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks studied product and furniture design at Ravensboune College of Design. He went on to take an MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in London. After graduating in 1983 he worked in London at the design studio of Robert Heritage CBE (Professor - School of Furniture RCA) working on a variety of furniture and lighting projects. Later at the studio of Steven Hall he designed lighting systems taken by Phillips and Lita (France) and products for Habitat (UK).



  • Patented synchro mechanism with comfort slide for a personally adjustable, comfortable and ergonomic movement
  • Netweave backrest with lumbar support for extra comfort
  • Technology made transparent by design for maximum simplicity
  • All control buttons within easy reach and adjustable from the sitting position
  • User instructions integrated into the chair seat
  • Sitting posture instructions available online
  • Meets Dutch Practice Guideline NPR 1813 Column 2, making it suitable for more than 95% of the Dutch working population
  • Matching visitor chair with either a sled frame or four legs
  • Developed as part of the Ahrend Next Life range: Re_fresh, Re_fit and Re_use
  • Designed for carbon-neutral production by 2020


  • Simple adjustment of seat depth, height and tilt
  • Adjustable lumbar rest for optimal support
  • Chair back can be locked in various positions
  • 3D armrests with intuitive height, width and depth adjustment – with no buttons or levers


  • Extraverta backrest combines a bright and timeless appearance with extra flexibility and comfort
  • Patented Ergomax lumbar support maximises comfort with adjustable levels of pressure and freedom of spinal movement
  • Cross base made from secondary aluminium alloys, which have a high recycling value
  • Polished aluminium frame and cross base for an added luxurious appearance
  • Infinite fabric and colour options for seat upholstery
  • Also available in a completely upholstered version
  • Adjustable head support
  • Nameplate holder
  • Workchair

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