Lordo Executive Chair by Dauphin

Designed by Martin Ballendat

The Lordo Collection cuts a confident figure with its clean lines and attention to detail. With real flexibility thanks to the elastic Aircomfort backrest, this unique design regulates pressure whilst maintaining its transparent and airy look at all times.

This high back version provides more support and flex for the total body.

What is so ingenious about Lordo is the clarity of its lines. And yet is elastic and soft, all thanks to its lightfast and flexible woven fabric. The fabric is made of polyester and has Lycra threads specially woven into it, available in black or light grey. A particularly innovative feature is the swing mounted, flexible lordosis segment which offers adaptive support for the back.

Lordo comes with Motionflex-Synchron mechanism: synchronised movement lockable in four positions, seat-tilt adjustment up to – 5° and seat-depth adjustment as standard. The seat depth as well as the backrest and armrest height can be individually adjusted up to 10 cm

Matching Executive swivel conference chairs and stackable Cantilever visitor models make Lordo the perfect family of seating for use in a wide variety of applications.

Environmentally approved to BIFMA Green level TM 2-Gold certificate and approved to GS Safety standards.

Seat upholstery available in house fabric or leather. Optional Executive Leather covers for Backrest also available.

Height adjustable arms available in Black or Polished Aluminium with soft PU or Leather pads.

Optional retrofittable Neckrest also available.

Black Nylon or Polished aluminium base on glides or castors.


720mmW x 720mmD x 1190-1420mmH, 400-530mm Seat Height



Lead time:12+ weeks
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Dauphin solves seating problems. The brand name stands for patent innovation and healthy sitting world-wide.

In a word: HumanDesign® – for more comfort, for physical and mental well-being not only at work.

This idea is backed up by an integral concept combining medicine, ergonomics, ecology as well as technology and design into a unique seating philosophy. A philosophy that the company live and develop every single day in modern Dauphin seating and basic research.

Established in 1969 with its headquarters in Offenhausen, Germany – Dauphin Group is on of Europes leading manufacturers of office furniture and boasts production volumes of around 2000 chairs per day and over 750 employees covering 78 Countries.

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About the designer

Martin Ballendat

“Good design should be stunningly simple – yet the only way to achieve this is through professional product development.”

Martin Ballendat was born in Bochum in 1958 and gained a degree in industrial design from the Folkwang Design School, part of Essen University, in 1983. He has been a successful designer for more than 20 years.

After working for more than 10 years in leading positions in the furniture industry, he expanded his design studio as an independent designer, today employing some 12 people at two locations in Austria and Germany. He has been working in projects for renowned brands in 12 different countries (e.g. Germany, Austria, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.S.).

“Design Ballendat” has won more than 70 design prizes and awards including:

Best of Neocon, Chicago

Red Dot, Essen

iF Design Award, Hanover

“Best of the Best”, Cologne trade fair

Focus-Gold LGA, Stuttgart

For the past more than 10 years, Martin Ballendat has lectured as a visiting professor at the Design faculties of the Graz and Salzburg (Austria) universities of applied sciences.

His office and studio are located in a completely renovated Art Nouveau mansion near the Austrian border, featuring its own CAD studio, model workshop and showroom.

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